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Original, clever and totally compelling, this fictional factual account of the last few weeks in the life of Dylan Thomas is a fascinating read. The author seamlessly blends reality and fantasy, the story is told by the worldly wise and cynical Jimmy who is tasked to follow Subject Thomas as he carouses his chaotic way around New York. As journeys start and finish, self discovery and self destruction are shown to be two sides of the same coin. Taking centre stage, poetry and it’s potential, nudges and provokes your senses, your perception, your understanding. Leaving you open mouthed in shock, gasping with outraged laughter or on the edge of a greater insight; this is a thought provoking and ultimately liberating novel. ~ Liz Robinson

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Synopsis

The Poet and the Private Eye by Rob Gittins

New York.
1953.
A private investigator takes on a tail job, his quarry a newly-arrived visitor from the UK. The private eye has never heard of him, but he will.
The mark is a Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas.
And in three weeks' time, Mr Thomas will be dead.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th July 2014

Author

Rob Gittins

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Publisher

Y Lolfa Cyf

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781847718990

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