Vacant Possession

Vacant Possession

Book - 2000
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A dark and uproarious tale of revenge.

Ten years have passed since Muriel Axon did her ma in, ten years of living in a mental asylum. But Muriel has not forgotten her welfare worker, Isabel, or her neighbor, Colin. Nor has she forgiven. There are still scores to be settled-and vengeance to be wreaked. In a novel that is wildly funny and daringly wicked, Mantel brings the full force of her black humor to bear on a cast of characters that is by turns wacky and malevolent. As Muriel dons disguises to get back at the world that imprisoned her, we follow a trail that is wonderfully macabre with enough twists and turns to qualify this book as a thriller.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt and Co., 2000
Edition: 1st owl book ed
ISBN: 9780805062717
Branch Call Number: F Man


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multcolib_susannel Feb 02, 2016

Muriel's talent for impersonation comes in handy when she goes to work for the man who knows she killed her mother.

Mar 01, 2012

This sequel to “Every Day Is Mothers Day” is even bleaker than the 1st book! What is it that compels me to read about characters which I feel no connection or sympathy for? To call it humour is a stretch, it’s a strange & fascinating story well worth the reading time (but do read the "Every Day is Mother's Day" 1st

ser_library Jul 26, 2010

too many underdeveloped female characters : after skimming to the end i asked who is Sylvia

funny but the coincidences overwhelmed me and i skipped the last 3rd, but reading the last chapter not caring about the macabre resolution


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