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- Long-listed for The Folio Prize 2014 (UK)
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Gratis frakt inom Sverige över 159 kr för privatpersoner.'A modern Graham Greene' - Sunday Times David and Jo Henniger are on their way to a party at their old friends' home, deep in the Moroccan desert. But as a groggy David navigates the dark desert roads, two young men spring from the roadside, the car swerves and collides with one of the boys... Meanwhile, festivities at the house are in full flow. Under the watchful eyes of their Moroccan staff, the extravagant hosts attend to the whims of their glittering, insatiable guests as the party rages on into a new day. The stage is set for a weekend in which David and Jo must come to terms with their fateful act and its shattering consequences.
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Compelling...Engrossing...Gripping * Sunday Times * Surprising and dark and excellent * New York Times * A sinister story about guilt, atonement and restitution, fashioned from lean, prowling prose * Herald * A terrifically realised encounter between the clashing values of traditional Islam and the hedonistic, secular West... Beautifully written, painfully resolved. -- Lionel Shriver * The Times * More than a stylish thriller... The central plot has parallels with The Bonfire of the Vanities, while the socialites could be straight out of The Great Gatsby * Stylist * A gripping read * Kirkus * A superbly compelling novel... As menacing and engrossing as the best McEwan * Sunday Times * Osborne brings together all his authorial talents in this gripping and sophisticated thriller * Independent * Stylish, somehow both lavish and muscular at the same time * Independent on Sunday * Utterly compelling; at the risk of trotting out a cliche, I couldn't put the book down * Observer *
Born in England, Lawrence Osborne is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Forgiven, The Ballad of a Small Player, Hunters in the Dark, Beautiful Animals, Only to Sleep: A Philip Marlowe novel (commissioned by the Raymond Chandler estate) and The Glass Kingdom. His non-fiction ranges from memoir through travelogue to essays, including Bangkok Days, Paris Dreambook and The Wet and the Dry. His short story 'Volcano' was selected for Best American Short Stories 2012. The Forgiven is currently being filmed in Morocco, starring Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith and Jessica Chastain, and is due for release in 2021; Hunters in the Dark will shoot in Cambodia in 2021 with Aneurin Barnard, Adam Pettyfer and Tzi Ma; and Beautiful Animals is now in production with Amazon. Osborne lives in Bangkok. www.lawrenceosborne.net