The Greatcoat

The Greatcoat

Book - 2012
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"In the winter of 1952, Isabel Carey moves to the East Riding of Yorkshire with her husband, Philip, a medical doctor. With Philip spending long hours on call, Isabel finds herself lonely and vulnerable as she strives to adjust to the realities of being a housewife. One evening, while Philip is at work, Isabel is woken by intense cold. When she hunts for extra blankets, she discovers an old RAF greatcoat hidden in the back of a cupboard. Sleeping under the coat for warmth, she starts to dream. And not long afterward, she is startled by a knock at her window. Outside is a young RAF pilot named Alec, whose powerful presence both disturbs and excites her. They begin an intense affair, but nothing has prepared her for the truth about Alec's life, nor the impact it will have on her own."--Amazon.com
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9780802193841
0802193846
9780802121783
0802121780
9780802120601
0802120601
Characteristics: 196 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Great coat

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finn75
Jun 19, 2016

Eerie and rather sad story of a bored and lonely housewife who finds herself haunted by a WWII airman who died in the war. Sad to think of millions of young lives snuffed out and their desperate energy still with us trying to claim what they have lost.

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EmilyEm
May 04, 2013

It?s the 1950s in Yorkshire; rationing is still in effect. Newlywed Isabel Carey is cold. She and her doctor husband Philip have just moved to Kirby Mintern to a flat with a heavy-footed landlord upstairs. When Isabel finds an RAF greatcoat and begins to add it to blankets at night she finds herself visited by Alec, an RAF captain, and this ghost story is on its way?

I?m glad this was just novella size. I?m not sure the author or me as the reader could sustain this little tale in longer form. It had an unraveling affect on Isabel and on me!

sabinamarina Dec 31, 2012

so much more than a story about a bored housewife who sees apparitions

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uncommonreader
Aug 02, 2012

This is a ghost story set in 1952 near an abondoned British air field. The heroine of the story is lonely and bored.

mayfairlady Jul 23, 2012

With the help of a greatcoat used to keep warm, a young wife is visited by the ghost of an airman from WW2.

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