The Cure for Death by Lightning Paperback
The remote Turtle Valley in British Columbia is home to fifteen-year-old Beth Weeks and a community of eccentric but familiar characters.
There, amidst a stunning landscape of purple swallows and green skies, strange and unsettling events occur: children go missing, a girl is mauled by a crazy bear and Beth too is being pursued...The Cure for Death by Lightning is a rich and thrilling novel, as filled with strange deeds and dark fears as with beauty and magic.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 15/01/1998
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781860493874
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Review by ishtahar
This is the story of fifteen-year-old Beth Weeks and her family who live in a remote farming community in British Columbia during the Second World War. A plethora of eccentric and peculiar characters, a reserve of superstitious native Americans (or should that be Canadians?), a wild bear, a dead girl, a smattering of incest and the spirit of Coyote. One of those books which I particularly love, where nothing much happens, but full of fascinating characterisation and breathtaking descriptions of the landscape. And a constant sense of the spirit world, right there on the edges of your vision where light meets dark.So impressed I'm going to look out for her other book, charmingly called A Recipe for Bees!