The White Mercedes by Philip Pullman

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Chris met Jenny on a warm night in early June. Chris fell in love straight away, but for Jenny life was more complex.
 

About Philip Pullman

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Philip Pullman was born in Norwich on October 19, 1946. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English. He taught at various Oxford middle schools and at Westminster College for eight years. He is the author of many acclaimed novels, plays, and picture books for readers of all ages. His first book, Count Karlstein, was published in 1982. His other books include: The Firework-Maker's Daughter; I Was a Rat!; Clockwork or All Wound Up; and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. He is also the author of the Sally Lockhart series and the His Dark Materials Trilogy. He has received numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Award for Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for The Amber Spyglass, the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature in 2002, and the Astrid Lindgren Award in 2005.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Alfred Knopf. 144 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Wandering the streets, never quite coming face to face, each becomes involved with Barry Miller--an outwardly respectable businessman who is actually a small-time crook who turned state's evidence and has vengeful killer Edward Carson on his trail.

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In a starred review, PW called this menacing tale of doomed lovers a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy, with evocative narrative and throat-tightening suspense; graphic sex, moral ambiguity and

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The menacing darkness that lurked at the edges of Pullman's trilogy of Victorian-era thrillers ( The Ruby in the Smoke et al.) comes to the fore in this contemporary tale of shattered innocence and betrayed love set in Oxford, England.

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In a starred review, PW called this menacing tale of doomed lovers ""a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy,"" with ""evocative narrative and throat-tightening suspense"";

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