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Red Riding Nineteen Seventy Seven - Serpent's Tail Classics (Paperback)
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Red Riding Nineteen Seventy Seven - Serpent's Tail Classics (Paperback)

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If you thought fiction couldn't get darker than David Peace's extraordinary debut, Nineteen Seventy Four, then think again. Nineteen Seventy Seven, the second instalment of the Red Riding Quartet, is one long nightmare. Its heroes - the half decent copper Bob Fraser and the burnt-out hack Jack Whitehead - would be considered villains in most people's books. Fraser and Whitehead have one thing in common though, they're both desperate men dangerously in love with Chapeltown prostitutes. And as the summer moves remorselessly towards the bonfires of Jubilee Night, the killings accelerate and it seems as if Fraser and Whitehead are the only men who suspect or care that there may be more than one killer at large. Out of the horror of true crime, David Peace has fashioned a work of terrible beauty. Like James Ellroy before him, David Peace tells us the true and fearsome secret history of our times.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781259900
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm
Edition: Main - Classic Edition


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Bleakly brilliant * Radio Times *
Simply superb... Peace is a masterful storyteller, and 1977 is impossible to put down... a must-read * Yorkshire Post *
The slow-burning, word-of-mouth success story of British publishing... These four books recreated the pervasive sense of terror and corruption with a hammering, semi-magical style loosely reminiscent of James Ellroy, but steeped in something far more bleak and English... the evil twin of Life On Mars... Peace may have succeeded in creating an enduring literature for a curiously undocumented area of Britain * Guardian *
He's in a class of his own in terms of ambition. He's trying to write these alternative histories of events we know quite well in a challenging way. The fact that he's dealing with very English subjects from Japan is very interesting -- Editor of Granta Magazine

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“1977”

1977, like Peace's other books - Damned United & 1974 - puts you very firmly inside the head of the protagonist - or in this case two protagonists, jaded journalist Jack Whitehead and troubled cop Bob Fraser.... More

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