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The Resource The dead house, a novel by Billy O'Callaghan

The dead house, a novel by Billy O'Callaghan

Label
The dead house
Title
The dead house
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Billy O'Callaghan
Title variation
dead house
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This best-selling debut by an award-winning writer is both an eerie contemporary ghost story and a dread-inducing psychological thriller. Maggie is a successful young artist who has had bad luck with men. Her last put her in the hospital and, after she's healed physically, left her needing to get out of London to heal mentally and find a place of quiet that will restore her creative spirit. On the rugged west coast of Ireland, perched on a wild cliff side, she spies the shell of a cottage that dates back to Great Famine and decides to buy it. When work on the house is done, she invites her dealer to come for the weekend to celebrate along with a couple of women friends, one of whom will become his wife. On the boozy last night, the other friend pulls out an Ouija board. What sinister thing they summon, once invited, will never go. Ireland is a country haunted by its past. In Billy O'Callaghan's hands, its terrible beauty becomes a force of inescapable horror that reaches far back in time, before the Famine, before Christianity, to a pagan place where nature and superstition are bound in an endless knot"--
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10658700
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Callaghan, Billy
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6115.C347
LC item number
D43 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abused women
  • Women artists
  • Ouija boards
  • Dwellings
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The dead house, a novel by Billy O'Callaghan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781628729139
Lccn
2017047609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1000049760
  • (OCoLC)1000049760
Label
The dead house, a novel by Billy O'Callaghan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9781628729139
Lccn
2017047609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1000049760
  • (OCoLC)1000049760

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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