Seizure: A Novel

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W. W. Norton & Company, Nov 23, 2009 - Fiction - 240 pages
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"Seizure is terrific."—Philip Pullman

Raised by her father, Janet is shocked when she learns that she has inherited a house from her mother, long thought dead. The key in hand, Janet travels north to an old stone cottage at the sea's edge.Tom hides away in an old stone cottage at the sea's edge, waiting. He was raised by his mother, traveling from one place to another, his only stability the stories she told him—stories of shape-shifters, danger, impossible love....When Janet arrives, she is surprised to find Tom and to find herself mysteriously drawn to him.In Erica Wagner's "haunting debut novel" (San Diego Union-Tribune), lives and stories become so interwoven that, in the end, all distinctions are lost. Reading group guide included.
 

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Janet, who suffers from seizures, was raised by her father and told that her mother died when she was three years old. One day, she discovers that she has inherited a stone cottage by the sea from a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
2
Section 3
16
Section 4
32
Section 5
48
Section 6
71
Section 7
86
Section 8
102
Section 9
118
Section 10
134
Section 11
156
Section 12
175
Section 13
196
Section 14
213
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Erica Wagner is the author of Gravity, a book of stories, and Ariel’s Gift. She was born in New York and lives in London, where she is literary editor of The Times.

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