The Absolute Truth about Archibald Crump

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Davey and his young brother Owen are growing up in Texas when the children’s Poppa is executed on death row for murder. Their mother decides to migrate back to the UK, away from the boys’ aunt, the only person capable of giving them love. While Owen settles into the new life, Davey is isolated and immerses himself into a world of ghosts and invented identities, including his friend, Archibald Crump, and eventually turns to a criminal underworld. By the time Davey reaches his forties he’s taken on a new identity as respectable graveyard operative and raconteur of ghost stories, though Poppa still haunts him. Outstanding debts turn into a chaos of laundered money, crime, ghosts and violence, where no one is quite as they seem. Dead or Alive.

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The Absolute Truth about Archibald Crump.

A ghost story.

And now it seems to me the beautiful uncut hair of graves. Walt Whitman

A judgment is said to be true when it conforms to the external reality. Thomas Aquinas

Part I

Childhood. 1983-1988

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