A Face at the Window

A Face at the Window

Book - 1997
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Random House, Inc.
After sending their only daughter off to boarding school, Cookson Selway and his wife, Ellen, travel to London to escape their empty, echoing house. But their quiet hotel has guests other than those on the register, and the vacation turns into a journey not only to another city but to another time. As Selway is drawn into a series of mysterious encounters with a young girl who died in a fall from his hotel window sixty years earlier, he finds that the shadowy rooms and characters of her life become more real to him than those of his own. An escapist with an alcoholic history, he secretly relishes the chance to move from his lackluster reality into the high drama of the girl's past. But as he begins to do so, he jeopardizes his marriage and the lives of those around him, and the consequences of his escape are far greater than he could ever have imagined.

Baker & Taylor
Traveling to London to escape their empty house, Cookson and Ellen Selway register at a quiet hotel, and when Cookson is drawn into a series of encounters with a ghost and her world from sixty years earlier, his marriage is threatened

Blackwell North Amer
After sending their only daughter off to boarding school, Cookson Selway and his wife, Ellen, travel to London to escape their empty, echoing house. But their quiet hotel has guests other than those on the register, and a vacation intended to distract them from the present instead becomes a chilling confrontation with the past. Selway, an escapist with an alcoholic history and a gift for prescience, is drawn into a series of encounters with the ghost of a young girl who died in a fall from the same hotel sixty years earlier. Gradually, the shadowy rooms and characters of her life - and the nightmarish circumstances of her death - grow more real to him than those of this own, and he relishes the chance to move from his lackluster reality into her troubled history. Selway's wife looks on helplessly, then hopelessly, as her husband withdraws into a darkness whose inhabitants she cannot see or touch. Their marriage begins to crumble, and suddenly the lives of those around them are also in great jeopardy.

Baker
& Taylor

Traveling to London to escape their empty house, Cookson and Ellen Selway register at a quiet hotel, and when Cookson is drawn into the world of a ghost and her world from sixty years earlier, his marriage is threatened. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780553066944
0553066943
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 25 cm

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