The Guard (Paperback)
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The Guard (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 26/09/2013
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Harry and Michel live in the basement of a luxury apartment block, guarding its residents. Over the course of a weekend, the residents leave the block one by one - all apart from a man on floor 29. In the grey, airless monotony of the basement, Harry and Michel stick to their posts. The world might be at war or plunged into nuclear winter; they may be the last inhabitants in the city. All they know is that if they are vigilant, 'the organisation' will reward them: promotion to an elite cadre of security officers remains their shining goal, and their days are punctuated by vivid dreams of everything they are missing. But what if there were no-one left to guard? And if the promised third officer arrives, how will he fit into Michel and Harry's studied routine of boredom and paranoia?

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781848662940
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 174 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A mix of psychological thriller and SF fable, this is a strange, wonderfully claustrophobic novel' John O'Connell, Guardian. * Guardian *
'A tremendous novel, often horrifically funny and always unsettling' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times. * Irish Times *

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“Surreal Book”

This is one of the strangest books I have read in a while.

It concerns two guards in an exclusive apartment block who see almost all the residents leave. They are sure that there is one left, but not certain. They... More

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