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Captured

by Neil Cross

Simon & Schuster UK | March 23, 2010 | Trade Paperback |

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The electrifying new novel from the master of the modern nightmare

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 9.06 × 5.91 × 0 in

Published: March 23, 2010

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1847373976

ISBN - 13: 9781847373977

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Captured

by Neil Cross

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 9.06 × 5.91 × 0 in

Published: March 23, 2010

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1847373976

ISBN - 13: 9781847373977

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1 Kenny wrote the list because he was dying. Earlier that morning, an MRI scan had revealed that a malignant brain cancer had germinated in the moist secrecy of his skull like a mushroom in compost. He had six weeks, maybe less. Aggressive chemotherapy and a brutal, invasive procedure called a partial resection might extend that by a month. But Kenny didn’t see the point. So he thanked his doctors, left the hospital and went for a walk.   It was mid July, and the humid afternoon was beginning to cool. The pavement smelled of rain evaporating from hot concrete. On Castle Green, Kenny sat down. He wore cargo shorts and a T-shirt. He had a head of dandelion white hair. He watched the office workers and the cars and the buses and the taxis. Then he called Mary. She answered on the second ring, a cheery: ‘Hiya.’ ‘Hiya.’ ‘You okay?’ ‘Yeah!’ ‘You don’t sound it.’ Years before, Kenny and Mary had been married. They weren’t married any more, but you never stop knowing someone’s voice. Kenny said, ‘So – you fancy meeting up?’ ‘I can’t tonight, love. I’ve got stuff.’ ‘For five minutes? A sandwich.’ ‘Oh, look. By the time I get down there ... Tomorrow, maybe?’ ‘I can’t tomorrow. I’ve got a client.’ ‘The day after, then. Thursday? Are you okay?’ ‘I’m great, yeah. I’m good.&
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