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Lost: A Novel (Misc)
Series: Misc
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 0060988649
Pages: 368 pages
Publisher: Regan Books
Price: $14.95
Reader Rating: 7 out of 10
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Lost: A Novel by Gregory Maguire

Description: The full text of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; reading group guide. Winifred Rudge travels to London to jump-start a new novel about Jack the Ripper. But upon arriving at her ancestral rowhouse (once owned by the purported model for Ebenezer Scrooge), Winnie finds her friend and stepcousin missing and a ghostly presence in his place. Scrooge, Jack the Ripper, or a phantasm of more arcane and insidious origin - what is haunting Winnie? Winifred Rudge, a bemused writer struggling to get beyond the runaway success of her mass-market astrology book, travels to London to jump-start her new novel about a woman who is being haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper. Upon her arrival, she finds that her stepcousin and old friend John Comestor has disappeared, and a ghostly presence seems to have taken over his home. Is the spirit Winnie's great-great-grandfather, who, family legend claims, was Charles Dickens's childhood inspiration for Ebenezer Scrooge? Could it be the ghostly remains of Jack the Ripper? Or a phantasm derived from a more arcane and insidious origin? Winnie begins to investigate and finds herself the unwilling audience for a drama of specters and shades - some from her family's peculiar history and some from her own unvanquished past. In the spirit of A. S. Byatt's Possession, with dark echoing overtones of A Christmas Carol, Lost presents a rich fictional world that will enrapture its readers.
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