By Margaret Forster
Publish 12 months note: First released in 2007
Don and Louise's eighteen-year-old daughter Miranda has died in a crusing twist of fate. whereas Louise takes steps to maneuver on together with her lifestyles, Don can't come to phrases with the chain of occasions that ended in her dying. in its place, he's made up our minds to carry somebody to account. The surviving teenagers deal with the lack of their sister greater than their mom and dad, yet what they can't deal with is their kin being torn apart...
Taut, heartbreaking and immensely moving, Over is a unique approximately love and loss, grief and wish, ache and determination, and approximately what occurs to people whilst tragedy moves like lightening.
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Salvatore Lucania watched the final dash with a contented smile, while everyone around him, and down below in the stands, exploded with rage and disbelief. Monte Allegro first, followed by Ninfa, Magione and Redipuglia. Cavalier De Dominicis applauded. ’ Lucania gave a seraphic smile. ‘Of course, everyone likes me. ’ The cluster of people thronging around them applauded and laughed in unison. Stefano Zollo stayed impassive, moving only when Lucania decided that the moment had come to go down. Having withdrawn the pile of money, Kociss and Cassazione felt their nerves settling, and relaxed into a laugh that stopped them from speaking for a few seconds.
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Doubts and hypochondria racked his self-belief. Will I still be able to do my work properly? Will they be able to get me to work so far away from home? Will I still make people laugh, keep them interested with the news, move them? McGuffin had no answers. He consoled himself by thinking about past glories, and every now and again, to keep hope alive, he peeped out of the door, hoping that someone might pay him a little attention. Fully assembled on 16 February 1953 in the factories of McGuffin Electric, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he had been one of the first deluxe models turned out by the company.