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Bellman & Black

A Novel

By Diane author Setterfield

ONE MOMENT IN TIME CAN HAUNT YOU FOREVER.

Caught up in a moment of boyhood competition, William Bellman recklessly aims his slingshot at a rook resting on a branch, killing the bird instantly. It is a small but cruel act, and is soon forgotten. By the time he is grown, with a wife and children of his own, William seems to have put the whole incident behind him. It was as if he never killed the thing at all. But rooks don’t forget . . .

Years later, when a stranger mysteriously enters William’s life, his fortunes begin to turn—and the terrible and unforeseen consequences of his past indiscretion take root. In a desperate bid to save the only precious thing he has left, he enters into a rather strange bargain, with an even stranger partner. Together, they found a decidedly macabre business.

And Bellman & Black is born.

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Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781476711959


Format: Book
Author: Setterfield, Diane author
Summary: Killing a bird with his slingshot as a boy, William Bellman grows up a wealthy family man unaware of how his act of childhood cruelty will have terrible consequences until a wrenching tragedy compels him to enter into a macabre bargain with a stranger in black.
Title: Bellman & Black : a novel / Diane Setterfield.
Publisher Date: New York : Emily Bestler/Atria Books, 2013.
Subject: Cruelty -- Fiction. Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction Partnership -- Fiction. Nineteenth century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781476711959 147671195X
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 8
Call Number: F Setterfield
Oclc: 861517595
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Bib Id: 461235

Format: Book
Author: Setterfield, Diane author.
Summary: Killing a bird with his slingshot as a boy, William Bellman grows up a wealthy family man unaware of how his act of childhood cruelty will have terrible consequences until a wrenching tragedy compels him to enter into a macabre bargain with a stranger in black.
Title: Bellman & Black : a novel / Diane Setterfield.
Edition: First Emily Bestler/Atria books hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Emily Bestler/Atria Books, 2013.
Description: 328 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Cruelty -- Fiction.
Subjects: Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction
Subjects: Partnership -- Fiction.
Subjects: Nineteenth century -- Fiction.
Other Title: Bellman and Black
ISBN: 9781476711959
ISBN: 147671195X
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 8
Call Number: F Setterfield