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Martha Peake

A Novel of the Revolution

Martha Peake( )
Author: McGrath, Patrick
ISBN:978-0-375-50081-7
Publication Date:Sep 2000
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

Master storyteller Patrick McGrath--author of the critically acclaimed novelAsylumand a finalist for England's prestigious Whitbread Prize for fiction--once again spins a hypnotic tale of psychological suspense and haunting beauty. Set among the teeming streets and desolate wharves of Hogarth's London, then shifting to the powder-keg colony of Massachusetts Bay,Martha Peakeenvelops the reader in a world on the brink of revolution, and introduces us to a flame-haired heroine who will...
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Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.57 x 9.53 x 1.22 Inches
Book Weight:1.562 Pounds
Author Biography
McGrath, Patrick (Author)
Patrick McGrath was born in London in 1950 and grew up near Broadmoor Hospital where his father was the medical superintendent for many years. He attended Stonyhurst College and received his BA in English from the University of London. Among other jobs, he worked as an orderly in a mental hospital and as a teacher before becoming a writer. He is seen as a leader of the neo-Gothic writers; his books include Spider, The Grotesque, Port Mungo, Trauma and Asylum. His novel Martha Peake won the Premio Flaiano Prize in Italy.

McGrath resides in New York City and London.

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