Hawthorn And Child by Keith RidgwayHawthorn And Child by Keith Ridgway

Hawthorn And Child

byKeith Ridgway

Paperback | April 4, 2013

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Hawthorn and his partner, Child, are called to the scene of a mysterious shooting in North London. The only witness is unreliable, the clues are scarce, and the victim, a young man who lives nearby, swears he was shot by a ghost car. While Hawthorn battles with fatigue and strange dreams, the crime and the narrative slip from his grasp and the stories of other Londoners take over: a young pickpocket on the run from his boss; an editor in possession of a disturbing manuscript; a teenage girl who spends her days at the Tate Modern; and a madman who has been infected by former Prime Minister, Tony Blair. Haunting these disparate lives is the shadowy figure of Mishazzo, an elusive crime magnate who may be running the city, or may not exist at all.
KEITH RIDGWAY is a Dubliner and the author of the novels The Long Falling, The Parts and Animals, as well as the collection of stories Standard Time and the novella Horses. His books have won awards and acclaim in Ireland and internationally and are translated widely. He lived in North London for eleven years. He now lives somewhere el...
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Title:Hawthorn And ChildFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.83 × 8.13 × 0.75 inPublished:April 4, 2013Publisher:Granta PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:184708527X

ISBN - 13:9781847085276

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Editorial Reviews

"At his best, Ridgway is unapologetically strange." - Scarlett Thomas, Guardian

"It's tough, literary, violent, poetic, hardboiled, noirish [and] arty" - Brandon Robshaw, The Independent