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The Child In Time Paperback – 5 Jun 1997

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  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (5 Jun. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099755017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099755012
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Child in Time opens with a harrowing event. Stephen Lewis, a successful author of children's books, takes his 3-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is distracted and his daughter is kidnapped. Just like that. From there, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche and time itself: "It was a wonder there could be so much movement, so much purpose, all the time. He himself had none." This beautifully haunting book won a 1987 Whitbread Prize. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"It is marvellously written, moving, serious, readable... If you want to be appalled, refreshed, exhilarated, enlivened - read it" (Sunday Times)

"His masterpiece" (Christopher Hitchens)

"Artistically, morally, and politically, he excels" (The Times)

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