Abigail

Abigail

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Synopsis

Gina, the only child of a widowed general, lives a cosseted and carefree existence in Budapest, even in the shadow of the Second World War. When the general sends her to girls' boarding school in Debrecen, in the east of the country, she is devastated. Her belongings are taken away on arrival, and she is initiated into the peculiar rites of her peers. She soon finds herself ostracised and, desperately unhappy, tries to escape. When brought back to the school, all she can do is entrust her fate to the legendary and mysterious Abigail, a statue of a woman in the school grounds, to whom the pupils confide their troubles in handwritten messages. But who is the mystifying figure behind Abigail, who wishes her well? Eventually Gina achieves hard-won solidarity in a restrictive environment, and begins to discover her place in the world.

Book information

ISBN: 9780857058492
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: MacLehose Press
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 894.511334
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 56302
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 312g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 33mm