Occupied City

Author:   David Peace
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
ISBN:  

9780307276513


Pages:   275
Publication Date:   08 February 2011
Format:   Paperback
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On January 26, 1948, a man posing as a public health official arrives at a bank in Tokyo. He explains that he's there to treat everyone who might have been exposed to a recent outbreak of dysentery. Soon after drinking the medicine he administers, twelve employees are dead, four are unconscious, and the official has fled. Twelve voices tell the story of the murder from different perspectives including a journalist, a gangster-turned-businessman, an occult detective, and a well-known painter. Each voice enlarges and deepens the portrait of a city and a people making their way out of a war-induced hell. Told with David Peace's brilliantly idiosyncratic and mesmerizing voice, Occupied City is a stunningly audacious work from a singular writer.

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Author:   David Peace
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Random House Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 13.40cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.213kg
ISBN:  

9780307276513


ISBN 10:   0307276511
Pages:   275
Publication Date:   08 February 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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@lt;p@gt; An extraordinary and highly original crime novel . . . A truly remarkable work. It is hugely daring, utterly irresistible, deeply serious and unlike anything I have ever read. --Justin Cartwright, @lt;i@gt;New York Times Book Review@lt;/i@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;i@gt; @lt;/i@gt;@lt;br@gt; Like the novels of Stieg Larsson, Peace's books are fueled by political passion . . . Genuinely hypnotic . . . It's no wonder that several critics have compared its mood to Eliot's @lt;i@gt;The Waste Land.@lt;/i@gt; --@lt;i@gt;Harper's@lt;/i@gt;@lt;br@gt; @lt;br@gt; Hypnotic postmodern noir of almost unrivaled fury. . . . Expect to be enthralled and maybe amazed. . . . [@lt;i@gt;Occupied City@lt;/i@gt;] takes no prisoners. --@lt;i@gt;Los Angeles Times Book Review@lt;/i@gt;@lt;br@gt;@lt;i@gt; @lt;/i@gt;@lt;br@gt; A genre-busting mystery and meditation on the ambiguity of elusive reality . . . Peace writes with boatloads of style. . . . This backdrop [of post-war Tokyo] shows how deliberate, bold,


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David Peace is the author of The Red Riding Quartet, GB84, The Damned Utd, and Tokyo Year Zero. He was chosen as one of Granta's 2003 Best Young British Novelists, and has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the German Crime Fiction Award, and the French Grand Prix de Roman Noir for Best Foreign Novel. He lives in Yorkshire, England.

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