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First New Directions edition.

"Finally, Ridgway gives us A Shock, his thrilling and unsparing, slippery and shockingly good new novel. Formed as a rondel of interlocking stories with a clutch of more or less loosely connected repeating characters, it's at once deracinated yet potent with place, druggy yet frighteningly shot through with reality. His people appear, disappear, and reappear. They're on the fringes of London, clinging to sanity or solvency or a story by their fingernails, consumed by emotions and anxieties in fuzzily understood situations. A deft, high-wire act, full of imprecise yet sharp dialog as well as witchy sleights of hand reminiscent of Muriel Spark, A Shock delivers a knockout punch of an ending. Perhaps Ridgway's most breathtaking quality is his scintillating stealthiness: you can never quite put your finger on how he casts his spell-he delivers the shock of a master jewel thief (already far-off and scot-free) stealing your watch: when at some point you look down at your wrist, all you see is that in more thanone way you don't know what time it is ..."--

Available copies

  • 7 of 7 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 7 total copies.
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Shelving Location
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Due Date
Greenburgh Public Library RIDGWAY (Text)
Fiction
31009154808137
Available
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Mount Vernon Public Library FICTION RIDGWAY (Text)
Fiction
31018155615201
Available
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Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31021101896032
Available
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Scarsdale Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31029154449914
Available
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White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31544101228377
Available
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31035604045392
Available
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Yonkers Riverfront Library FICTION PBK (Text)
Fiction
31035600047988
Available
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