ISBN 9781782392781,The Amber Fury

The Amber Fury

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GROVE ATLANTIC

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ISBN 9781782392781
Publisher

GROVE ATLANTIC

Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781782392781

ISBN-10 1782392785
Binding

Paper Back

Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Literature fiction

A dark psychological page-turner about an inexperienced teacher who builds a powerful - and ultimately dangerous - connection with her students.
When you open up, who will you let in?
When Alex Morris loses her fiance in dreadful circumstances, she moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Alex takes a job at a Pupil Referral Unit, which accepts the students excluded from other schools in the city. These are troubled, difficult kids and Alex is terrified of what shes taken on.
There is one class - a group of five teenagers - who intimidate Alex and every other teacher on The Unit. But with the help of the Greek tragedies she teaches, Alex gradually develops a rapport with them. Finding them enthralled by tales of cruel fate and bloody revenge, she even begins to worry that they are taking her lessons to heart, and that a whole new tragedy is being performed, right in front of her...
About the Author: Natalie Haynes
Natalie Haynes is a writer, broadcaster, reviewer and classicist. She was once a stand-up comic, but retired when she realised she preferred tragedy to comedy. Always keen to be paid for what she would be reading anyway, she judged the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year in 2010, The Womens Prize for Fiction in 2012, and the Man Booker Prize in 2013. The Amber Fury is her first novel
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