Vacant Possession

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Henry Holt and Company, Aug 31, 2010 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Ten years have passed since Muriel Axon was locked away for society's protection, but psychiatric confinement has only increased her malice and ingenuity. At last free, she sets into motion an intricate plan to exact revenge on those who had her put away. Her former social worker, Isabel, and her old neighbors have moved on, but Muriel, with her talent for disguise, will infiltrate their homes and manipulate their lives, until all her enemies are brought together for a gruesome finale. Hilary Mantel's razor-sharp wit animates every page of this darkly comic tale of retribution.

 

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User Review  - Cassandra2020 - LibraryThing

Vacant Possession by Hilary Mantel - very Good I really shouldn't put off writing down my thoughts on the books I read, it's been almost a month since I read this and I've read another 4 and a half ... Read full review

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User Review  - ten_floors_up - LibraryThing

I came to read this without any inkling the characters continued an earlier story by the author - nor did I find out until I'd finished it. An 80s period piece, with the occasional hint of themes the author revisited later in "Beyond Black". Read full review

Contents

 
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
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Hilary Mantel is the critically acclaimed author of eight novels, seven of which are available in paperback from Henry Holt. Winner of the Hawthornden Prize, she lives in England. Ms. Mantel reviews for The New York Times and the New York Review of Books.

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