Rawblood

Author(s): Catriona Ward

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She comes in the night. She looks into your eyes. One by one, she has taken us all. In 1910, eleven-year-old Iris Villarca lives with her father at Rawblood, a lonely house on Dartmoor. Iris and her father are the last of their name. The Villarcas always die young, bloodily. Iris believes it's because of a congenital disease which means she must isolate herself from the world. But one sunlit autumn day, beside her mother's grave, she forces the truth from her father: the disease is biologically impossible. A lie, to cover a darker secret. The Villarcas are haunted, through the generations, by her. She is white, skeletal, covered with scars. When a Villarca marries, when they love, when they have a child - she comes and death follows. When Iris is fifteen, she breaks her promise to remain alone all her life, and the consequences are immediate and horrific.

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Catriona Ward was born in Washington DC and grew up in the US, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen and Morocco. She now lives in London where she works as a writer and researcher for Bianca Jagger's human rights foundation. Rawblood is her first novel. @Catrionaward

General Fields

  • : 9780297609650
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : September 2015
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Catriona Ward
  • : Paperback
  • : 1015
  • : en
  • : 320