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Pharos: A Ghost Story Hardcover – October 1, 2003

2.9 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

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Editorial Reviews


"A highly original tale full of evocative images." -- The Glasgow Herald

"An extraordinary work...Thompson's unrelenting intellect and distinctive imaginnation is once again at the helm of Scotland's bravest writing." -- Scotland on Sunday

"From the watery depths emerges a story dripping with human evil." -- The Scotsman

"Highly enticing." -- The Bookseller (UK)

"Ingenious...Pharos rejects the classic ghost story, for an impressively disorieentating opening out of its generic rules." -- Times Literary Supplement

"It's difficult to leave it behind and emerge from this novella's ghostly spell.." -- RT Bookclub

"The elegance and accuracy with which Thompson uses language is formidable" -- The Independent (UK)

"The perfect book for anyone who loves ghost stories." -- Dallas Morning News

About the Author

Alice Thompson's first novel, Justine, was joint winner (with Graham Swift) of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. For her second novel, Pandora's Box, she was shortlisted for the Stakis Scottish Writer of the Year. She has been Writer in Residence for the Shetland Isles and for St. Andrews University. In 2000 she won a Creative Scotland Award. Her work has been translated into six languages. She lives in Edinburgh.

Product details

  • Hardcover : 160 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0312318103
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0312318109
  • Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
  • Product Dimensions : 5.64 x 0.72 x 8.54 inches
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books; 1st U.S. Edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    2.9 out of 5 stars 13 ratings