The quick: a novel

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"Lauren Owen's thrilling first novel introduces an utterly beguiling world. London, 1893: James Norbury is a shy would-be poet, newly down from Oxford and confounded by the sinister, labyrinthine city at his doorstep. Taking up lodging with a dissolute young aristocrat, he is introduced to the drawing rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. On the cusp of achieving a happiness long denied to him, he vanishes without a trace. In Yorkshire, his sister Charlotte - only in her twenties but already resigned to life as a rural spinster - sets out to find her brother. Her search for answers leads her to one of the country's pre-eminent and mysterious institutions: The Aegolius Club, whose members include the richest, most ambitious men in England. Trying to save James - and herself - from the Club's designs, Charlotte uncovers a secret world at the city's margins populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling "Dr. Knife." As emotionally involving as it is suspenseful, The Quick will establish its young author as one of contemporary fiction's most dazzling talents" --
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subject_facet Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, FICTION / Fantasy / Paranormal, FICTION / Gothic, FICTION / Historical, London (England) -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Private clubs -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, Vampires -- Fiction
title_display The quick : a novel
title_full The Quick A Novel, The quick : a novel / Lauren Owen
title_short The quick :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Brothers and sisters, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Private clubs, Vampires