The Coward's Tale: A Novel ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Vanessa Gebbie

The Coward's Tale: A Novel

Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: February 2012
ISBN: 9781608197897
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æMy name is Laddy Merridew. I'm a cry-baby. I'm sorry.'æAnd my name is Ianto Jenkins. I am a coward. And that's worse.' Nine-year old Laddy Merridew, sent to live with the grandmother he barely knows, stumbles off the bus into a small Welsh mining town, where he begins an unlikely friendship with Ianto æPasschendaele' Jenkins, the town beggar. Through Ianto, Laddy learns of the collapse decades earlier of the coal mine of Kindly Light: a disaster whose legacy has echoed down through the generations and shaped the lives of all who live in the shadow of the colliery, especially Ianto, the keeper of all their stories. Thaddeus æIcarus' Evans strives in vain to carve wooden feathers that will float; æHalf' Harris and Matty Harris have the same mother and yet have spent a lifetime ignoring each other; æBaker' Bowen - despite carrying the name of his forebears - has never learned to bake, and James Little, the gas-meter emptier, digs in his allotment by moonlight, his pockets filled with the treasures of his neighbours. Along with the other men of the town and the women who mothered them, married them and mourned them, they are bound together by the shared tragedy of Kindly Light and by the mysterious figure of Ianto Jenkins.
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