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The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473546060
Author: Harriette Arnow
Publisher: Random House
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The Dollmaker by Harriette Arnow Book Resume:

'A terrifying lesson in US history – and a haunting tragedy' Guardian Gertie is the young mother of five children – uneducated, determined, strong. Her only ambition is to own her own small farm in the Kentucky hills where she lives, to become self-sufficient and free. Whenever the struggle to live off the land eases, her inarticulate imagination takes its freedom and flies. Because Gertie is also an artist, a sculptor of wood and creator of beautiful handmade dolls. When the family is forced to move to industrial Detroit, with its pre-fab houses, appliances bought on credit and neighbours on every side, life turns into an incomprehensible, lonely nightmare. Gertie realises she must adapt to a life where land, family and creativity are replaced by just one thing: the constant need for money. ‘A masterwork... A superb book of unforgettable strength and glowing richness’ New York Times WITH AN AFTERWORD BY JOYCE CAROL OATES

The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1787472531
Author: Nina Allan
Publisher: Hachette UK
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The Dollmaker by Nina Allan Book Resume:

EWA CHAPLIN WASN'T AFRAID TO MAKE DOLLS THAT WEREN'T COMFORTING. SHE SEEMED TO KNOW THAT DOLLS ARE PEOPLE, JUST LIKE US. THE BEWITCHING NEW NOVEL FROM THE AWARD-WINNING GUARDIAN FRESH VOICES AUTHOR 'A fantastic book' Andrew O'Hagan 'Wholly original - worthy of a modern Grimm' Andrew Caldecott, author of Rotherweird 'A masterful and multi-layered haunted toyshop of a novel' Tony White, author of The Fountain in the Forest Stitch by perfect stitch, Andrew Garvie makes exquisite dolls in the finest antique style. Like him, they are diminutive, but graceful, unique and with surprising depths. Perhaps that's why he answers the enigmatic personal ad in his collector's magazine. Letter by letter, Bramber Winters reveals more of her strange, sheltered life in an institution on Bodmin Moor, and the terrible events that put her there as a child. Andrew knows what it is to be trapped; and as they knit closer together, he weaves a curious plan to rescue her. On his journey through the old towns of England he reads the fairytales of Ewa Chaplin - potent, eldritch stories which, like her lifelike dolls, pluck at the edges of reality and thread their way into his mind. When Andrew and Bramber meet at last, they will have a choice - to remain alone with their painful pasts or break free and, unlike their dolls, come to life. A love story of two very real, unusual people, The Dollmaker is also a novel rich with wonders: Andrew's quest and Bramber's letters unspool around the dark fables that give our familiar world an uncanny edge. It is this touch of magic that, like the blink of a doll's eyes, tricks our own . . .


Dollmaker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1453251928
Author: J. Robert Janes
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Dollmaker by J. Robert Janes Book Resume:

A high-ranking German sailor is accused of petty, brutal murderAs Allied bombers rain death on the German submarine pens of occupied France, police inspectors Jean-Louis St-Cyr and Hermann Kohler stumble through the darkness to a crime scene. A shopkeeper lies dead, head bashed in with a railway tie, surrounded by fragments of a shattered porcelain doll. It appears to be an open-and-shut case, which would make the detectives’ job simple if the obvious suspect weren’t a decorated U-Boat commander. Feared by the British, beloved by his crew, Kapitän Kaestner is a killer with a hobby: the manufacture of high-quality dolls. Before World War I ruined their business, generations of Kaestners produced the finest dolls on the continent. The shopkeeper’s death comes not long after he and Kaestner fail to revive the dollmaking trade. Now, shrouded by a blackout, St-Cyr and Kohler begin the unenviable task of pinning a murder on the pride of the German fleet.


Dollmaker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1635680786
Author: Bonnie Barrigar
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
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Dollmaker by Bonnie Barrigar Book Resume:

Dollmaker is a historical review of a war many would just as soon forget. But Dollmaker is different. It provides the reader with an alternative outcome. Call it historical revisionism with a twist of bitter truth. From this unique vantage the war in Vietnam is experienced through the life and actions of an unlikely leader; a charismatic woman who isn't democratic, isn't communist, and is not going to take the back seat to the Americans in the conduct of the war. Le Bon, or Lady Bon,

The Dollmaker of Krakow

The Dollmaker of Krakow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1524715417
Author: R. M. Romero
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero Book Resume:

In the vein of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Number the Stars, this fusion of fairy tales, folklore, and World War II history eloquently illustrates the power of love and the inherent will to survive even in the darkest of times. In the land of dolls, there is magic. In the land of humans, there is war. Everywhere there is pain. But together there is hope. Karolina is a living doll whose king and queen have been overthrown. But when a strange wind spirits her away from the Land of the Dolls, she finds herself in Kraków, Poland, in the company of the Dollmaker, a man with an unusual power and a marked past. The Dollmaker has learned to keep to himself, but Karolina’s courageous and compassionate manner lead him to smile and to even befriend a violin-playing father and his daughter—that is, once the Dollmaker gets over the shock of realizing a doll is speaking to him. But their newfound happiness is dashed when Nazi soldiers descend upon Poland. Karolina and the Dollmaker quickly realize that their Jewish friends are in grave danger, and they are determined to help save them, no matter what the risks.

The Dollmaker

The Dollmaker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460301579
Author: Amanda Stevens
Publisher: Harlequin
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The Dollmaker by Amanda Stevens Book Resume:

In Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, a terrible secret is about to be uncovered by a woman whose daughter vanished seven years ago without a trace… And now a new clue has surfaced…a doll that is the spitting image of Claire Doucett's missing child, right down to the tiny birthmark on the girl's left arm. A chance sighting of the eerily lifelike doll in a French Quarter collectibles shop leaves Claire shaken to her core…and more determined than ever to find out what happened to her beloved Ruby. When the doll is snatched and the store's owner turns up dead, Claire knows the only person she can turn to is ex-husband Dave Creasy, a former cop who has spent the past seven years imprisoned by his own guilt and despair. He let Claire down once when she needed him the most. Can she make him believe the doll really exists? She'll have to if they're to survive an encounter with a brutal psychopath—the dollmaker—who stole their future to feed an obsession that will never die.

Le fabricant de poupées de Cracovie

Le fabricant de poupées de Cracovie [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2075082715
Author: R. M. Romero
Publisher: Gallimard Jeunesse
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Le fabricant de poupées de Cracovie by R. M. Romero Book Resume:

Oppression, survie, solidarité, résistance jusque dans le ghetto de Cracovie pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale: un conte singulier et merveilleux.

The Dollmaker's Daughters

The Dollmaker's Daughters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1446472639
Author: Dilly Court
Publisher: Random House
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The Dollmaker's Daughters by Dilly Court Book Resume:

A powerful saga set in turn-of-the-twentieth-century London from the Sunday Times bestselling author. For Ruby and Rosetta Capretti life in the slums of the East End holds little promise. Although very similar in looks they dream of very different futures. Coquettish, flamboyant Rosetta is desperate to leave the claustrophobic confines of the sewing sweatshop to follow in her wayward aunt's footsteps and work under the bright lights of the music hall. Ruby, quieter and more modest, has always longed to train as a nurse, a pipe-dream for a girl from her humble background. And then, by the side of their father's grave, they meet handsome Jonas Crowe. But little do they know how much one man will affect both their lives for ever.

The Doll Maker

The Doll Maker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Celine Jeanjean
Publisher: Celine Jeanjean
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The Doll Maker by Celine Jeanjean Book Resume:

Revolution in the streets. A deadly weapon stolen. A wardrobe too wide to fit up the stairs. All is most definitely not well back in Damsport… Cruikshank has created a deadly new weapon, but someone breaks into her workshop, steals the design, and leaves her for dead. Time for Rory and Longinus to roll up their sleeves again. But it doesn’t take long for them to be completely out of their depth. They find themselves facing a creepy doll maker, chaos in the streets, and a powerful man seeking to overthrow the Old Girl. In short, another sinister plot seeking to bring Damsport to its knees. Once again, Rory and Longinus find themselves the city’s last line of defence. Damsport really needs to invest in better defences. Get The Doll Maker now. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“I pretty much read this book in one sitting” – Emily Wrayburn, Goodreads. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“Reentering the world of Damsport with Longinus and Rory is more like slipping on your favorite summer dress.” – Jessie Stevens, Goodreads. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★“Vivid World, Fun Mystery A Great Addition to the series.” – Juneta Key, Goodreads. The Doll Maker is book 4 in a complete 9 book steampunk fantasy series. Other books in the series: #1 The Bloodless Assassin #2 The Black Orchid #3 The Slave City #4 The Doll Maker #5 The White Hornet #6 The Shadow Palace #7 The Opium Smuggler #8 The Veiled War #9 The Rising Rooks Keywords: Steampunk, gaslamp fantasy, historical fantasy, humorous fantasy, funny fantasy, quirky fantasy, quirky characters, fantasy female lead, fantasy female protagonist, fantasy strong female character, unlikely friendship, banter, snark, snarky, humour, alchemist, fantasy assassin, fun read, fast read.

The Queen's Dollmaker

The Queen's Dollmaker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0758256337
Author: Christine Trent
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
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The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent Book Resume:

On the brink of revolution, with a tide of hate turned against the decadent royal court, France is in turmoil--as is the life of one young woman forced to leave her beloved Paris. After a fire destroys her home and family, Claudette Laurent is struggling to survive in London. But one precious gift remains: her talent for creating exquisite dolls that Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France herself, cherishes. When the Queen requests a meeting, Claudette seizes the opportunity to promote her business, and to return home. . . Amid the violence and unrest, Claudette befriends the Queen, who bears no resemblance to the figurehead rapidly becoming the scapegoat of the Revolution. But when Claudette herself is lured into a web of deadly political intrigue, it becomes clear that friendship with France's most despised woman has grim consequences. Now, overshadowed by the specter of Madame Guillotine, the Queen's dollmaker will face the ultimate test. Infused with the passion and excitement of a country--and an unforgettable heroine--on the threshold of radical change, this captivating novel propels readers into a beguiling world of opulence, adventure, and danger, from the rough streets of eighteenth-century London to France's lavish Palace of Versailles. "Winningly original. . .glittering with atmospheric detail!" --Leslie Carroll, author of Royal Affairs "Unique, imaginative. . .replete with delightful details and astounding characters, both real and imagined." --Donna Russo Morin, author of The Courtier's Secret

Growing Up Online

Growing Up Online [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230607012
Author: S. Weber,S. Dixon
Publisher: Springer
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Growing Up Online by S. Weber,S. Dixon Book Resume:

In this cutting-edge anthology, contributors examine the diverse ways in which girls and young women across a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, and national backgounds use digital technology in their everyday lives. They explore identity development, how young women interact with technology, and how race, class, and identity influence game play.

Sortie parc, gare d'Ueno

Sortie parc, gare d'Ueno [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2330059442
Author: Yu Miri
Publisher: Éditions Actes Sud
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Sortie parc, gare d'Ueno by Yu Miri Book Resume:

Dans le parc d’Ueno à Tokyo, un homme âgé s’est installé. Comme les autres sans logis il a construit une cabane de bâches et de planches. Il écoute la beauté et la misère mêlées. Mais les opérations spéciales de nettoyage sont de plus en plus nombreuses, et il faut sans attendre effacer toutes traces de campement, et disparaître. Alors qu’un matin le vieil ouvrier semble n’en plus pouvoir, alors qu’il s’apprête à convoquer la mort, une première vague déferle sur son village, dans la région de Fukushima. Un très beau roman sur le Japon d’aujourd’hui, celui des perdants de l’histoire, ceux qui doivent s’effacer, à l’approche des J.O. de 2020, ou peut-être depuis toujours...

The Doll Maker

The Doll Maker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1405515023
Author: Richard Montanari
Publisher: Hachette UK
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The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari Book Resume:

'You turn the pages as if your very life depends on it' - Daily Mail Mr Marseille is polite, elegant, and erudite. He would do anything for his genteel true love Anabelle. And he is a psychopath. A quiet Philadelphia suburb. A woman cycles past a train depot with her young daughter. And there she finds a murdered girl posed on a newly painted bench. Strangled. Beside her is a formal invite to a tea dance in a week's time. Seven days later, two more young victims are discovered in a disused house, posed on painted swings. At the scene is an identical invite. This time, though, there is something extra waiting for Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano. A delicate porcelain doll. It's a message. And a threat. With Marseille and Anabelle stalking the city, Detectives Byrne and Balzano have just seven days to find the link between the murders before another innocent child is snatched from its streets. Praise for Richard Montanari 'A relentlessly suspenseful, soul-chilling thriller that hooks you instantly' Tess Gerritsen 'The author's elegiac tone takes the curse off this blood-drenched thriller . . . Gripping' New York Times (the 10 best crime novels of 2016) 'A master storyteller' James Ellroy 'Scary good!' Lisa Gardner 'Taut, propulsive and darkly gripping, Montanari is a master of suspense' Chris Ewan 'A specialist in serial killer tales . . . a wonderfully evocative writer' Publishers Weekly Amazon readers love Richard Montanari ***** 'One of the best detective stories I have ever read' ***** 'If you haven't read these books yet.... START READING THEM!' ***** 'Great plot and incredible pace. A real page turner' ***** 'I couldn't put it down - utterly absorbing and compelling!!' ***** 'The last 20 pages had me biting my nails and sitting on the edge of my chair!' ***** 'Absolutely brilliant - almost impossible to put down' ***** 'Every once and while I read a classic which I'll NEVER forget.This is a book I'll never forget' ***** 'This is a chillingly good read with a fast-paced storyline full of twists and turns' ***** 'From start to finish, you never want to stop! You have to know what happened!' ***** 'An outstanding tale with as many twists as a game of snakes and ladders' ***** 'One of the best crime/thriller writers' ***** 'Amazing' ***** 'Richard Montanari never lets you down. The ending is always a surprise' ***** 'So easy to pick up, so hard to put down'

The Collected SF & Fantasy Works

The Collected SF & Fantasy Works [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027243874
Author: Abraham Merritt
Publisher: e-artnow
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The Collected SF & Fantasy Works by Abraham Merritt Book Resume:

Musaicum Press presents to you a collection of SF & fantasy works written by Abraham Merritt. Contents: Novels: The Moon Pool The Metal Monster The Ship of Ishtar Seven Footprints to Satan The Face in the Abyss Dwellers in the Mirage Burn, Witch, Burn! Creep, Shadow! Short Stories: The Pool of the Stone God Through the Dragon Glass The People of the Pit Three Lines of Old French The Women of the Wood The Last Poet and the Robots The Drone The Fox Woman The White Road When Old Gods Wake

Sarah Buttons, Master Doll Maker

Sarah Buttons, Master Doll Maker [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1732378290
Author: Joe Moore
Publisher: The North Pole Press
File Size: 1850 KB
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Sarah Buttons, Master Doll Maker by Joe Moore Book Resume:

Sarah Buttons, Master Doll Maker Cuddly animals and action figures and baby dolls, oh my! Where would Santa be if he didn't have tons of these at Christmas? Well, thankfully because of Sarah Buttons, he need not concern himself with that problem. Sarah is our Master Doll Maker, and she creates all kinds of dolls, stuffed animals, a variety of heroes, soldiers, and so much more. With lyrical rhymes, adorable pictures, and a delightful storyline, Sarah is bound to be a favorite tale of your child's, year after year. Santa reminds us that we should always be grateful for everything in our lives. It is reasonable and proper to desire more in life, but we should never forget to give thanks for what we already have. Santa's message is at the end of the story. About Santa's Elf Series© by the author, Joe Moore: Even as I was writing the first novel in the Santa Claus Trilogy, I envisioned an entire world at the top of the globe. I knew the most die-hard believer in Santa Claus would realize that this magical gift-giver would need assistance in achieving his task at Christmas. So I began to think about who these helpers were, and what their responsibilities to Santa might be. Then I started writing. And to my surprise, as I wrote, the stories came out of me in rhyme! The cadence and beat of the verses were lyrical. As I spoke to others, including a good many teachers and librarians, they told me this was the easiest way for children to learn and that I should keep the verses coming. As Santa, I also heard from parents about their frustrations trying to instruct their children in the primary lessons of life; such as picking up after themselves, being polite, sharing, brushing their teeth, and so on. So I put a special message from Santa Claus at the end of each story about each of these lessons. Even complex problems like bullying, showing gratitude, and listening to elders get addressed in these books. It never hurts to learn these lessons throughout the year. I wrote nearly 20 books in this series, each focusing on a particular elf and their role to Santa. My wife and illustrator, Mary, is doing her best to get these magical tales drawn and into your child's hands. Since she works so hard fully illustrating every page and includes elements like shapes, colors, and even geography, it takes her a little while to complete each book. We have a half dozen released and more “in the works.” I have already heard about new traditions started during Christmas with my Santa Claus Trilogy and families. I am hoping that these will also become part of your celebrations. Make Santa's Elf Series© a new tradition for your family and collect the entire series. The following is a list of the currently published books in the series: Santa's World, Introducing Santa's Elf Series Jamie Hardrock, Chief Mining Elf Shelley Wrapitup, Master Design Elf Keeney Eagleye, Naughty/Nice List Manager Sarah Buttons, Master Dollmaker Ford MacHarley, Master Wheelsmith

The Doll Maker's Daughter at Christmas

The Doll Maker's Daughter at Christmas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1522894691
Author: ID Johnson
Publisher: ID Johnson
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The Doll Maker's Daughter at Christmas by ID Johnson Book Resume:

Everyone deserves a second chance at happiness... even a killer. Serendipity Fizzlestitch wants nothing more than to be left alone. In a small cabin a stone's throw from the house where her sisters and mother breathed there last, Serendipity toils away, making the dolls her late father was working on when he disappeared beneath the ocean waves. Serendipity is content to spend the rest of her existence here, trying to atone for the mistakes of her past by creating the dolls that bring joy to so many others. When a mysterious letter arrives in her fireplace, an unusual stranger shows up at her door, and her favorite mouse friend goes missing, Serendipity is forced to face the outside world--and the ghosts from her past. Will she accept the opportunity to join the most famous toymaker of all time, or will her guilt prevent her from finding the happiness everyone deserves? The Doll Maker's Daughter at Christmas is a whimsical romantic fantasy that proves everyone deserves a second chance, no matter how horrific our past. Perfect for Christmas, or any time of year, The Doll Maker's Daughter at Christmas will bring back the magic we can only find when we truly believe.

Manières de noir

Manières de noir [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2753547386
Author: Gilles Menegaldo (dir.). Maryse Petit
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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Manières de noir by Gilles Menegaldo (dir.). Maryse Petit Book Resume:

Le propos de cet ouvrage issu d’un colloque organisé en 2007 au Centre international de Cerisy la Salle est de mener l’enquête sur le roman policier : à quoi sert-il aujourd’hui ? Quelle a été son évolution depuis les années 70 ? Quelle est sa place actuelle dans ce qu’on appelle le « panorama des littératures » ? « Roman policier/polar/roman noir » : l’hésitation sur sa dénomination, qui a fait préférer ici les termes « fiction policière » rend compte de l’extension du genre. Extension géographique : sortant de sa sphère d’origine, le genre policier est désormais de tous les pays. Extension temporelle : il est des « enquêtes » aussi bien du passé que du futur, et les « histoires policières » ont fréquemment à voir avec l’histoire, ancienne ou contemporaine. Ceci a pour effet que nombre de « polars » s’enracinent dans des visions de sociétés, et deviennent ainsi porteurs de questions sociales, politiques, existentielles, passant de la traditionnelle question « qui est mort et pourquoi/par qui ? » à une inhabituelle interrogation : « Comment vivre là et en ce temps ? » Un tel déplacement narratif entraîne un brouillage des genres, notamment entre cette catégorie « policière » et la littérature générale. C’est cette contamination par le « noir» qui est examinée ici, à travers les œuvres d’auteurs européens et américains contemporains relevant du genre, tels que Fred Vargas, Thierry Joncquet, Didier Daenincks, Ian Rankin, David Peace, Henning Mankel, les frères Vaïner, James Ellroy, Jerome Charyn, Michael Connelly, etc., mais également celles d’écrivains mainstream comme Graham Swift, Kasuo Ishiguro ou encore Patrick Modiano, eux aussi séduits par la « manière noire » qui participe à divers degré de leur imaginaire fictionnel.

La Fabrique de poupées

La Fabrique de poupées [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2258162637
Author: Elizabeth MACNEAL
Publisher: Presses de la Cité
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La Fabrique de poupées by Elizabeth MACNEAL Book Resume:

La liberté est une chose précieuse Londres, 1850. L'Exposition universelle va bientôt ouvrir ses portes dans le tout nouveau Crystal Palace, et les badauds se pressent pour venir admirer cette merveille. Parmi eux, Iris, modeste employée dans un magasin de poupées, à la beauté mâtinée de difformité, qui rêve de devenir artiste peintre. Et puis il y a Silas, taxidermiste amateur de macabre et de curiosités, désireux d'y exposer ses créatures. Ces deux-là se croisent, et leurs destins en seront à jamais bouleversés. Iris accepte bientôt de poser pour Louis Frost, un jeune peintre préraphaélite. Avec lui, le champ des possibles s'élargit, et le modèle, avide de liberté, découvre peu à peu l'art et l'amour. Mais c'est compter sans Silas, qui rôde non loin de là, tapi dans l'ombre, et n'a qu'une idée : faire sienne celle qui occupe toutes ses pensées, jusqu'à l'obsession... Campée dans un Londres à la Dickens, La Fabrique de poupées met en scène la détermination d'une femme à s'affranchir de sa condition. C'est aussi un conte cruel, raffiné et résolument moderne, au suspense maîtrisé, qui explore avec une précision chirurgicale les frontières entre l'amour, le désir et la possession.