Amber Fury

Amber Fury

Book - 2014
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When Alex Morris loses her fiance in dreadful circumstances, she moves from London to Edinburgh to make a break with the past. Alex takes a job at a Pupil Referral Unit, which accepts the students excluded from other schools in the city. These are troubled, difficult kids and Alex is terrified of what she's taken on. There is one class - a group of five teenagers - who intimidate Alex and every other teacher on The Unit. But with the help of the Greek tragedies she teaches, Alex gradually develops a rapport with them. Finding them enthralled by tales of cruel fate and bloody revenge, she even begins to worry that they are taking her lessons to heart, and that a whole new tragedy is being performed, right in front of her...
Publisher: London :, Corvus/Atlantic Books,, 2014
Description: viii, 307 pages ; 25cm
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781782392750
Branch Call Number: Hayn


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Mar 27, 2017

In general, the book is interesting. Grief, after losing a loved one, can manifest itself in a much unexpected way. The question arises: how someone could think of re-educating difficult adolescents with Greek tragedies?
The ending seemed to me somehow unnatural-something, like-everything will be all right. How could it be good, after all that had happened?

ChristchurchLib Oct 13, 2014

"After a devastating loss, grief-stricken theatre director Alex Morris retreats from London to Edinburgh, where she accepts a job teaching drama therapy at a school for troubled teens. After working out some initial friction, she starts teaching her demanding fourth year class classic Greek dramas. A novice teacher, Alex is soon in over her head -- as her students absorb plots full of vengeance, guilt, death, and fated tragedies, they also insinuate themselves into her life in threatening, dangerous ways. Check it out if you enjoyed the close atmosphere and well-realised characters of Donna Tartt's The Secret History or Tana French's The Likeness." Thrillers and Suspense October 2014 newsletter

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