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The Hundred and Ninety-nine Steps 3 editions

Cover of: The Hundred and Ninety-nine Steps by Michel Faber
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Tired of nightmares in which she meets a grisly end, Sian decides she needs to get out more, so she joins an archaeological dig at Whitby Abbey. What she finds is a mystery involving a long-hidden murder, a man with big hands and a fragile manuscript in a bottle. Faber's dazzling novella takes up the 199 steps in Whitby that link the 21st century with the ruins of the past. Equal and indissoluble parts thriller, romance, historical/ghost story and meditation on the nature of sincerity, this is an ingenious literary page-turner. The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps, like Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, deploys a masterful sense of ambiguity, works on many levels and, as always with Faber's writing, is elegant, thought-provoking, distinctive and compelling.

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3 editions First published in 2001

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Cover of: The Hundred and Ninety-nine Steps
July 2001, Canongate Books Ltd
The Hundred and Ninety-nine Steps
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The hundred and ninety-nine steps
2002, Canongate
The hundred and ninety-nine steps
in English
Cover of: The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps
2008, Canongate Books
The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps
E-book in English

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