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Oyster Hardcover – 20 Jun 2002

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; First edition edition (20 Jun. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075284685X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752846859
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 3 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,009,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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We were delighted to welcome John Biguenet to the UK on 26 June. He had beenon the road for 30 days in the States where the book has had an incredible reception. John meet a good number of London booksellers while stock signing and gave a reading at Vox N Roll which really brought the book to life. The reviews so far have been wonderful and running the gamut from THE ECONOMIST to HELLO! magazine. We have also had great deal of regional press coverage, including WESTERN DAILY PRESS, ABERDEEN EVENING PRESS, OXFORD MAIL, LIVERPOOL POST, SOUTH WALES EVE POST, CHIPPENHAM GAZETTE, MALMESBURY GAZETTE, MARLBOROUGH GAZETTE. 'catches perfectly the language and cadences of the time as it unwinds slowly to its tragic end, with grief permeating every page. Good enough toeat'Mark Timlin, THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Mr Biguenet strives rather to understand the lives and hopes of underclass whites in the Deep South, losers in a country that abhors failure'THE ECONOMIST 'Biguenet writes with an elegant restraint'Rachel Simhon, DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Biguenet's elegant, prose brilliantly depicts the personalities involved and their struggle to survive in the bleak, watery landscape'Susanna Yager SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Biguenet uses a prosestyle redolent with the sense of mystery emanating from the land and fromthemurky bayous that litter it. The sense of place is remarkable in this outstanding first novel, and the people who inhabit it are evoked in all their primitive splendour. Recommended'Michael Painter THE IRISH TIMES 'Immersed in thesteamy atmosphere of the Deep South, this mid-Fifties tale of murder and revenge among people living close to the edge of both land and poverty is utterly gripping. American critics loved it, rightly praising Biguenet's brilliant ear for dialogue and beautifully clear prose style'Book of the Month, SAINSBURYS MAGAZINE 'a fantastic story that is told with such confidence and style that it is hard to believe that it is Biguenet's first novel. I can't wait for

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James Lee Burke meets Pat Conroy in a powerful novel of love and revenge.

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