Rough Trade (Paperback)
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Rough Trade (Paperback)

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Paperback 266 Pages / Published: 01/12/2003
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This fast-moving story takes the reader rapidly along dark paths of sinister events in Le Sentier, the heart of Paris's rag trade. One spring morning a Thai girl is found dead in a fashion workshop. Another unlucky prostitute, or something more sinister? A club is uncovered where people secretly get filmed having sex - including some very distinguished men. This is the seedy underworld of Paris - the traffic in heroin, illegal immigrants without work permits, police officers' secret lives. A Turkish man - a police informer and leader of exploited immigrants rag-trader workers - is also Police Inspector Danquin's lover. This is a gripping morality tale of twentieth-century Paris. Dominique Manotti teaches nineteenth-century Economic History. "Rough Trade", her first novel, was awarded the top prize for the best thriller of the year by the French Crime Writers Association.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781900850872
Number of pages: 266
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 26 mm


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"'The novel I liked most this year. Set in Le Sentier, the district of Paris where expensive clothes are made in sweatshops, it uses real events - the struggle by foreign workers in 1980 to get legal status - as the setting for an extraordinarily vivid crime novel' - Joan Smith, Books of the Year, Independent 'A splendid neo-realistic tale of everyday bleakness and transgression set in the seedy underworld of Paris. You can smell the Gitanes and pastis fumes of the real France' - Maxim Jakubowski, Guardian 'The complexity and the uncompromising tone have drawn comparisons with American writers such as James Ellroy. But Manotti's ability to convey the unique rhythms of a French police investigation distinguishes Rough Trade' - Daily Telegraph 'Tightly written, undoubtedly realistic and often exciting' - The Times"

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“Brilliant Euro Crime”

Rough Trade – Sublime & Gritty

Rough Trade by Dominique Manotti is a fantastic euro crime thriller that hits the mark on all levels. There are no wasted words no paragraphs to pad out the story, like a surgeon... More

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