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Chalk: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tor.com
Publication date March 21, 2017
Pages 272
Binding Paperback
ISBN-13 9780765390950
ISBN-10 0765390957
Dimensions 0.61 by 5 by 8 in.
Original list price $17.99
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"This is what horror ought to be: primal, personal, and powerful." ― Seanan McGuire

Paul Cornell plumbs the depths of magic and despair in Chalk, a brutal exploration of bullying in Margaret Thatcher's England.

Andrew Waggoner has always hung around with his fellow losers at school, desperately hoping each day that the school bullies ― led by Drake ― will pass him by in search of other prey. But one day they force him into the woods, and the bullying escalates into something more; something unforgivable; something unthinkable.

Broken, both physically and emotionally, something dies in Waggoner, and something else is born in its place.

In the hills of the West Country a chalk horse stands vigil over a site of ancient power, and there Waggoner finds in himself a reflection of rage and vengeance, a power and persona to topple those who would bring him low.



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