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"This is what horror ought to be: primal, personal, and powerful." — Seanan McGuire
Paul Cornell plumbs the depths of magic and despair in Chalk, a brutal exploration of bullying in Margaret Thatcher's England.
Andrew Waggoner has always hung around with his fellow losers at school, desperately hoping each day that the school bullies — led by Drake — will pass him by in search of other prey. But one day they force him into the woods, and the bullying escalates into something more; something unforgivable; something unthinkable.
Broken, both physically and emotionally, something dies in Waggoner, and something else is born in its place.
In the hills of the West Country a chalk horse stands vigil over a site of ancient power, and there Waggoner finds in himself a reflection of rage and vengeance, a power and persona to topple those who would bring him low.
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From Publishers Weekly
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- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Mar 21, 2017
- Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 282 Pages
- Language: English