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1st edition (UK)
|Author||Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)|
|1 June 2000|
|Preceded by||The Chimney Sweeper's Boy|
|Followed by||The Blood Doctor|
Grasshopper is a novel by Barbara Vine, pseudonym of author Ruth Rendell, first published in 2000.
Blamed by her parents for the death of a friend, Clodagh has been banished from their home in the countryside to a dingy basement flat and a meaningless existence in the city. Then she meets the inhabitants of the top floor of 15 Russia Road. Charismatic Silver, brutal Johnny, paranoid Liv and exotic Wim range across a London of roofs, eaves and ledges, unseen by the ordinary inhabitants, thrilling in the freedom and danger. Clodagh, haunted for two years by the accident on the pylon, finds that running the roofs with these fascinating misfits brings her back to life, but it seems that tragedy and misfortune may not be done with her yet...
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