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Author:  Nicola Griffith
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 140003230X
ISBN-13: 9781400032303
Sku: 33764296
Publish Date: 6/1/2003
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  320
Age Range:  NA
 
From the roof of my cabin I can see only forest, an endless canopy of pecan and hickory, ash and beech and sugar maple. (from the first line)
Aud Torvingen wants only to grieve the murder of her lover, but when an old friend asks for her help, she finds herself up against an artful sociopath and the specters of her own guilt.
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Aud (it rhymes with "shroud" ) Torvingen is six feet tall with blond hair and blue eyes. She can restore a log cabin with antique tools or put a man in a coma with her bare hands. As imagined by Nicola Griffith in this ferocious masterpiece of literary noir, Aud is a hero who combines the tortured complexity with moral authority.

In the aftermath of her lover's murder, the last thing a grieving Aud wants is another case. Against her better judgment she agrees to track down an old friend's runaway fiancée--and finds herself up against both a sociopath so artful that the law can't touch him, and the terrible specters of loss and guilt. As stylish as this year's Prada and as arresting as a razor at the throat, Stay places Nicola Griffith in the first rank of new-wave crime writers.Drawn out of seclusion to help an old friend find his missing fiancTe, ex-cop Aud Torvingen, tormented by the death of her lover and by her own penchant for violence, finds Tammy in the clutches of a disturbed sociopath, which ignites a rage that invigorates, terrifies, and tortures her. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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Since the horrific loss of a loved one, former cop turned freelance investigator Aud Torvingen has moved to a cabin in the woods of North Carolina, where she tries to put her past behind her. The unexpected arrival of a friend, however, draws her back into the adrenaline-fueled world she left, where her investigation of a missing woman in the heart of New York City leads her to an underground pedophile network.
Author Bio
Nicola Griffith
Nicola Griffith was born in 1960 to a large Catholic family in Leeds, England. She began writing early (both fiction and poetry) and it was not long before she stumbled across science fiction books like Isaac Asimov's Foundation series and Frank Herbert's DUNE. She also read E. E. Smith's Lensman books, a series written in the 1930s and 1940s that influenced a number of science fiction writers. In a September 1996 interview in Locus magazine, Griffith said, "It was very easy for me to read Lensman, because it was all about boys, and there were no women mincing about in skirts and high heels. I just identified with Kimball Kinnison and his gray leathers and his lens, shooting off to right the universe." When she left home to attended university in 1977, she had dreams of studying science but, to quote her, she thought "it sucked" and left after only a couple of months. She moved to Hull, and over the next 10 years lived a hand-to-mouth existence, begging, playing in a rock group, and taking drugs. Seeing that her life was disappearing in front of her, Griffith began to clean up her act, taking a variety of jobs including drug counselor and women's self defense instructor. She had written two novels before the age of 26, neither of which were published, but on the strength of several short stories that she sold to Interzone magazine, Griffith applied to the Clarion Writer's Conference, and was accepted. There she met another hopeful writer, Kelly Eskridge, and the two fell in love, eventually marrying in 1993. Griffith's first novel, AMMONITE, written over the course of a few months, was published to wide acclaim later that year. It won both the 1993 Lambda and Tiptree awards. Her next novel, published two years later, was SLOW RIVER and it won her a second Lambda as well as the 1996 Nebula Award. In 1997, BENDING THE LANDSCAPE: FANTASY, her anthology co-edited with Steve Pagel, was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. It was followed by a second volume, titled BENDING THE LANDSCAPE: Science Fiction, which was also extremely well-received. Both collection explored gay and lesbian writing in their respective sub-genres. Meanwhile, Griffith's third novel, THE BLUE PLACE (1998)--a hard-as-nails thriller--became her first non-science fiction novel. As her work continues to explore new territories, it is inevitable that she will gain wider recognition outside the fields of genre fiction for her truly original vision and her uncompromising stance--both among the hallmarks of great writing.
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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0320
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books
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