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The Wish House (Paperback)

Author:  Celia Rees
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763629510
ISBN-13: 9780763629519
Sku: 31296779
Publish Date: 5/9/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  261
Age Range:  18 to UP
An invitation to an art exhibit sets off memories in a now grown-up Richard of the pivotal summer of 1976 when, as a lonely and naive fifteen-year-old vacationing in South Wales, he comes under the enthralling influence of the artistic, uninhibited, sometimes cruel, and ultimately tragic Dalton family.While vacationing with his family in South Wales, fifteen-year-old Richard becomes obsessed with Clio, the beautiful daughter of the bohemian family that has taken up residence in Wish House, and spends his days and nights with her. *Author: Rees, Celia *Publication Date: 2006/09/30 *Number of Pages: 261 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: 10-12 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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Fifteen-year-old Richard becomes obsessed with Clio, the beautiful daughter of the bohemian family that has taken up residence in Wish House, and while spending his days and nights with her, he tries to understand her strange clan, discovering that some mysteries are better left unsolved.From the best-selling author of WITCH CHILD and SORCERESS comes another engrossing, atmospheric novel — following a teenage boy as he uncovers the secrets of the mysterious and provocative Wish House.

It's the start of summer vacation, and fifteen-year-old Richard has discovered that a family has taken up residence in the usually deserted Wish House. Richard is intrigued by both the house and the bohemian family now living there. The father, Jethro Dalton, is an internationally renowned painter; his seemingly licentious wife is fascinated by herbs and cures. But it's their beautiful and vibrant daughter, Clio, the muse for Jethro’s paintings, who draws Richard utterly into the Daltons' world. Soon Richard finds himself so captivated by Clio that he steals off to the woods to spend days and nights with her, meanwhile struggling to understand and fit in with her eccentric clan. How could he know that some mysteries are best left alone — and that some betrayals can never be forgiven?


"Compelling for its examination of the darker side of desire both sexual and artistic." 08/01/2006

"A top-notch look at first love, heartbreak, and the driving force of passion." 08/14/2006

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   14
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0261
Product attributePublisher:   Candlewick Press (MA)
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