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The Incident Hardcover – 5 Apr 2012

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: W&N; Hardback edition (5 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297866931
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297866930
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 3.1 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,657,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gripping...The course of the long, hot day leading up to the tragedy on the beach pulsates with dread and fear, and is engrossingly broken up by a middle section, describing a man named Gerd's astonishing escape from East Berlin as a teenager in 1969' (Catherine Taylor THE GUARDIAN)

And all the while we await "the incident" - which, when it comes is beautifully written, well-paced and surprising. Proof that Macleod is a fiction strategist of talent. (Tom Adair THE SCOTSMAN)

A thought-provoking literary page-turner (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD)

the opening is a truly stunning account of ship torpedoed during the Second World War. Gordon McInnes survives the attack, and years later his grandson is a teenage lifeguard on a beach in Germany when two children die on his watch. The novel concerns three turning points that change the course of three lives forever (Alice O'Keeffe THE BOOKSELLER)

With lively dialogue and descriptive passages, this is an absorbing and emotional tale that spans two generations. (Louise Purser STAR magazine)

Stunning...It is a wonderful story about fate and the small important details that make us who we are; the events that change us irrevocably and how they continue to resonate through time. A powerfully perceptive debut from Kenneth McLeod. (WE LOVE THIS BOOK)

With its almost exclusively male cast of characters and easy conversational tone, this notably readable first work defies easy categorization. Not a thriller, social drama or bildungsroman - though containing elements of all three - it nevertheless offers compelling tale-spinning marked by a strong sense of foreboding and hallucination-sharp detail. As a beach read it's a striking cautionary tale. (Elsbeth Lindner BOOKOXYGEN)


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Three lives, three turning points: this stunning debut novel charts those moments that change the course of a life forever

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