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The Ravine

by (author) Phyllis Young

introduction by Amy Harris

Vehicule Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2020
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
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Artist Julia Warner left life in the big city to avoid reminders of her little sister's disappearance. Now teaching in a smalltown public school, memories of that tragedy flood back when one of her young students, Deborah Hurst, is assaulted. Not six months later, a second student is assaulted and killed--but this time, Julia gets a fleeting look at the perpetrator. Greg Malcolm, the doctor treating Deborah, wants to work with Julia in brining the murderer to justice, but the art teacher has plans of her own.First published in 1962 under the pseudonym "Kendal Young," The Ravine was the author's only thriller. It was adapted for the screen and released as Assault (1971), starring Suzy Kendall. This new edition is the first in 48 years.

About the authors

Phyllis Brett Young (1914-1996) was born, raised and educated in Toronto. She wrote six novels, including Psyche (1959) and The Torontonians (1960), both of which have been republished by McGill-Queen's University Press.

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Amy Lavender Harris teaches in the Department of Geography at York University, where her work focuses on urban identity and the cultural significance of place. She is a contributing editor with Spacing Magazine, where she writes a regular column on Toronto literature. Her work has also appeared in Open Book Magazine, Canada: A Literary Tour, Reading Toronto, GreenTOpia (Coach House, 2007), The State of the Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto (Coach House, 2006), Plan Canada and the Ontario Planning Journal. Amy lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.

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Editorial Reviews

"Gripping suspense, 'murder most foul, strange and unnatural' and a cast of characters who might be your neighbours." - Saturday Night

"A spine chiller." - The Publisher

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