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Mr Splitfoot

Helen McCloy

Mr Splitfoot

by Helen McCloy

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Published by Constable in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London , Gollancz, 1969.

StatementHelen McCloy.
SeriesConstable crime
The Physical Object
Pagination211p. ;
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14904874M
ISBN 100094665206
OCLC/WorldCa16804501

  Mr. Splitfoot is told in alternating timelines. In the first, we meet the residents in the Love of Christ! foster home; a sham religious setup where the children are starved and abused, forced to wear Amish homespun, and homeschooled in racism and misinterpreted scripture. Mr. Splitfoot by Helen McCloy; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Basil Willing (Fictitious character), Fiction, Psychiatrists.

  "A contemporary gothic from an author in the company of Kelly Link and Aimee Bender, Mr. Splitfoot tracks two women in two times as they march toward a mysterious reckoning. Ruth and Nat are orphans, packed into a house full of abandoned children run by a religious fanatic. To entertain their siblings, they channel the dead. Hunt’s ethereal third novel (after Orange Prize–finalist The Invention of Everything Else) is a nod to the midth-century legend of the Fox sisters, mediums who conjured up a devilish spirit they.

Mr. Splitfoot is about the divide between the natural and the supernatural, between faith and reason, and in the hands of a storyteller like Hunt—an Orange Prize finalist and a winner of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” prize—the novel becomes something truly special.   Mr. Splitfoot is a rural Northern Gothic—which is basically a southern gothic but with more snow and less risk of gator attack. The story unfolds in two threads. In the past (about 15 years ago.


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Mr. Splitfoot is about the divide between the natural and the supernatural, between faith and reason, and in the hands of a storyteller like Hunt the novel becomes something truly special.

If you’re a lover of rule-breaking ghost stories, spoiler alert: Mr. Splitfoot is for you.”—BookPage4/4(). Although Mr. Splitfoot has been billed as a ghost story, it is as much a story about cults, religious fanaticism, and the schemes of con-artists, but more so I would say it is a story about motherless children and childless mothers/5.

“ Mr. Splitfoot is an absolutely thrilling book. Filial and maternal love are on display in all their complicated hugeness. But Hunt gives us plenty of humor amid the horror and awe — and then turns on the lights and shows us what was looming above us the whole time.

I can't stop thinking about it.”4/5(). “Mr. Splitfoot is an absolutely thrilling book. Filial and maternal love are on display in all their complicated hugeness. Filial and maternal love are on display in all their complicated hugeness.

But Hunt gives us plenty of humor amid the Mr Splitfoot book and awe—Brand: HMH Books. Her novella Mister Splitfoot is the 12th of thirteen in her Dr. Basil Willing series. Willing is a forensic psychiatrist who regularly finds himself in unusual places where a crime may have been committed, and we watch him sift through the clues an [Note: This is not Samantha Hunt /5.

Book Reviews I've dog-eared so many pages in honor of vivid prose that my copy of Mr. Splitfoot curls up with fattened corners. Hunt renders as ornate and magical the tired landscape of Troy and upstate New York—and I say this as a native of that area, with high regard for its quiddities Hunt's depiction of the seedy terrain of human relations is just as terrific The novel moves not.

“For her, Mr. Splitfoot is a two that is sometimes a one, mothers and their children, Nat and Ruth, life and death.” All books are shadowed by other books —. Splitfoot Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book.

This study guide contains the following sections: This detailed literature summary also contains Quotes and a Free Quiz on Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt. Discussion Questions Use our LitLovers Book Club Resources; they can help with discussions for any book: • How to Discuss a Book (helpful discussion tips) • Generic Discussion Questions—Fiction and Nonfiction • Read-Think-Talk (a guided reading chart) Also, consider these LitLovers talking points to help start a discussion for Mr.

Splitfoot then take off on your own. “Mr. Splitfoot is an absolutely thrilling book. Filial and maternal love are on display in all their complicated hugeness. Filial and maternal love are on display in all their complicated hugeness.

But Hunt gives us plenty of humor amid the horror and awe—. A subversive ghost story that is carefully plotted and elegantly constructed, Mr. Splitfoot will set your heart racing and your brain churning. Mysteries abound, criminals roam free, utopian communities show their age, the mundane world intrudes on the supernatural and vice versa.

In Mr. Splitfoot, Samantha Hunt's new novel of ghosts, cults and motherhood, two characters fall in love while listening to the Golden Record. Voyager spacecrafts 1 and 2 launched from Earth in and continue to travel further away from our planet, transmitting information back through the.

Splitfoot (), a contemporary gothic novel by Samantha Hunt, follows a young girl who unearths long-hidden family secrets when she channels her dead aunt. The book has been praised for its careful plotting and narrative structure, its intelligent characterization, and its atmosphere.

An award-winning novelist, Hunt received the National. Sadly, Mr Splitfoot is not that book. Although Samantha Hunt turns out the creepy imagery and Christianity, suspense runs short and horror Author: Sarah Ditum. Splitfoot is one of those rare books in which both the language and the story take center stage.

I was hooked by the remarkable prose and then compelled by the inventive plot and the (somewhat literally) fantastic characters.4/5(1). Hello, Sign in. Account & Lists Account & Lists Returns & Orders.

TryReviews:   Samantha Hunt's third novel, "Mr. Splitfoot," is an American Gothic fever dream set in an upstate New York populated by spiritualists, cultists, paranoiacs and grotesques. It is also essentially a. MR. SPLITFOOT. by Nat’s “ability” to talk to the dead catches the attention of Mr.

Bell, a con man, who convinces them to take their show on the road. A strange man offers to buy Ruth from her fanatical foster father, but Ruth gets Mr. Bell to marry her instead, creating a series of fraught and unsettling triangular relationships.

The novel Through a Glass Darkly, a puzzle in the supernatural tradition of John Dickson Carr, is the eighth in the Basil Willing series and is generally acknowledged to be her masterpiece. In McCloy married fellow author Davis Dresser, famed for his Mike Shayne : Orion Publishing Group, Limited.

West and central New York, where Samantha Hunt sets her quirky, mysterious novel Mr. Splitfoot, was a hotbed of religious revivals during the Second Great Awakening of the 19th century. Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).“Mr. Splitfoot is an absolutely thrilling book.

Filial and maternal love are on display in all their complicated hugeness. Filial and maternal love are on display in all their complicated hugeness. But Hunt gives us plenty of humor amid the horror and awe-- and then turns on the lights and shows us what was looming above us the whole time.A contemporary gothic from an author in the company of Kelly Link and Aimee Bender, Mr.

Splitfoot tracks two women in two times as they march toward a mysterious reckoning. Ruth and Nat are orphans, packed into a house full of abandoned children run by a religious fanatic. To entertain their siblings, they channel the dead.