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Girl in the Walls - A. J. Gnuse

Girl in the Walls - A. J. Gnuse

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Title: Girl in the Walls

Author:  A. J. Gnuse

ISBN:  9780008381028

Weight:  955 g

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Girl in the Walls by A. J. Gnuse

She doesn’t exist.  She can’t exist.

‘Those who live in the walls must adjust, must twist themselves around in their home,
stretching themselves until they’re as thin as air.  Not everyone can do what they can.
But soon enough, they can’t help themselves.  Signs of their presence remain in a house.
Eventually, every hidden thing is found.’

Elise knows every inch of the house.  She knows which boards will creak.  She knows where the gaps are in the walls.  She knows which parts can take her in, hide her away.  It’s home, after all.  The home her parents made for her.  And home is where you stay, no matter what.

Eddie calls the same house his home.  Eddie is almost a teenager now.  He must no longer believe in the girl he sometimes sees from the corner of his eye.  He needs her to disappear.  But when his older brother senses her, too, they are faced with a question: how do they get rid of someone they aren’t sure even exists?

And, if they cast her out, what other threats might they invite in?

Peer & Press Reviews

Clear your calendar.  Once you start reading Girl in the Walls, you won’t want to do anything else.  Read it first for the thrill ride.  Then read it a second time, slowly, to savor language that drips and swells with the terrifying beauty of a Gulf Coast hurricane.  A riveting, astonishing, and flat-out gorgeous debut.

Nina de Gramont, author of The Last September

Tense and terrifying, with echoes of Shirley Jackson… a spectacular debut.  An elegant meditation on grief, love, and family, this truly extraordinary novel is a page-turner with deeply imagined characters, and A. J. Gnuse’s prose is as sharp and precise and muscular as any I’ve seen.

Elizabeth Wetmore, author of Valentine

Gnuse is a writer of vision, who builds up his novel like the most exquisite music box.  It plays out perfectly, and will leave you entranced long after its covers are closed.

Ali Shaw, author of The Trees

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Girl in the Walls
Book Features
Edition / printing Independent bookshop exclusive first edition, first printing
Edition background

These copies have a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page.  Printed on this page is the title and the phrase ‘Limited Signed Edition’.

Issued by the 4th Estate imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, the total number of books in this unnumbered limited edition is unknown.

Jacket note

On the front of the jacket is an ‘EXCLUSIVE EDITION’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a SuperMatt laminate finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.

The JESS KIDD roundel on the front of the jacket is not a sticker, it’s part of the design.

Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the half title page.
Book Stats
Publisher HarperCollinsPublishers
Imprint 4th Estate
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9780008381028
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 359
Size (h x w x d) 228 x 162 x 37mm
Image and Design Credits
Cover design Ellie Game
Set design Catherine Prowse (also responsible for model making)
Photography George Warren
Wallpaper Hand painted by Natalie Jones

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