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Throw Me to the Wolves

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"Compulsively readable."-New York Times Book Review

"A significant literary achievement that also happens to be a terrific page-turner."- Jonathan Lee


"Elegantly written, darkly entertaining."- John Banville

"An extraordinary writer of great compassion . . . Stunning."- Denise Mina

In the aftermath of Brexit, the body of a young woman is found by the river Thames, and a neighbor, a retired teacher from Chapleton College, is arrested. An eccentric loner-intellectual, shy, a fastidious dresser with expensive tastes-he is the perfect candidate for a media monstering.
In custody he is interviewed by two detectives: the circumspect Ander, and his workaday foil, Gary. Ander is particularly watchful now, because the man across the table is someone he knows-someone he hasn't seen in nearly thirty years. Determined to salvage the truth as ex-pupils and colleagues line up against the accused, he must face a story from decades back, from his own time as a Chapleton student, at the peak of anti-Irish sentiment.
With the momentum of classic crime fiction, Throw Me to the Wolves follows two mysteries-one unfolding in the media-saturated present, and the other bubbling up from the abusive past of the 1980s English school system. Beautifully written and psychologically acute, it is a novel about memory and childhood, prescient and piercingly funny, as wise as it is tragic.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 23, 2019

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  • ISBN: 9781620401521
  • Release date: April 23, 2019

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  • ISBN: 9781620401521
  • File size: 3415 KB
  • Release date: April 23, 2019

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"Compulsively readable."-New York Times Book Review

"A significant literary achievement that also happens to be a terrific page-turner."- Jonathan Lee


"Elegantly written, darkly entertaining."- John Banville

"An extraordinary writer of great compassion . . . Stunning."- Denise Mina

In the aftermath of Brexit, the body of a young woman is found by the river Thames, and a neighbor, a retired teacher from Chapleton College, is arrested. An eccentric loner-intellectual, shy, a fastidious dresser with expensive tastes-he is the perfect candidate for a media monstering.
In custody he is interviewed by two detectives: the circumspect Ander, and his workaday foil, Gary. Ander is particularly watchful now, because the man across the table is someone he knows-someone he hasn't seen in nearly thirty years. Determined to salvage the truth as ex-pupils and colleagues line up against the accused, he must face a story from decades back, from his own time as a Chapleton student, at the peak of anti-Irish sentiment.
With the momentum of classic crime fiction, Throw Me to the Wolves follows two mysteries-one unfolding in the media-saturated present, and the other bubbling up from the abusive past of the 1980s English school system. Beautifully written and psychologically acute, it is a novel about memory and childhood, prescient and piercingly funny, as wise as it is tragic.

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