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The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen
  

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A spellbinding tale about what the human heart can inflict and the mind endure Nine-year-old Louis Drax is a problem child: bright, precocious, deceitful, and dangerously, disturbingly, accident prone. When he falls off a cliff into a ravine, the accident seems almost predestined. Louis miraculously survives - but the family has been shattered. Only Louis holds the key to the mystery surrounding his fall - and he can't communicate. Or can he?

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Synopsis

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen

Louis' father has vanished, his mother is paralysed by shock, and Louis lies in a deep coma from which he may never emerge.

In a clinic in Provence, Dr Pascal Dannachet tries to coax Louis back to consciousness. But the boy defies medical logic, startling Dannachet out of his safe preconceptions, and drawing him inexorably into the dark heart of Louis' buried world.

Reviews

'A remarkable suspense novel: tart, mysterious and wrenching'
Anthony Minghella, Academy Award-winning director

'This is a wonderfully unsettling psychological thriller ... An oddly beautiful journey into the darkest corners of the human soul'
Mail on Sunday

'Shocking, moving and beautifully written, The Ninth Life Of Louis Drax is an extraordinary novel about family mystery and medical marvels'
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'A gripping psychological thriller with a gothic flavour ... unputdownable ... The Ninth Life of Louis Drax contains many heart-stopping moments where the tension is cranked up almost to breaking point'
Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Liz Jensen

Liz Jensen is the author of Egg Dancing (longlisted for the Orange Prize), Ark Baby (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and longlisted for the Orange Prize), The Paper Eater, War Crimes for the Home (longlisted for the Orange Prize), The Ninth Life of Louis Drax and My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time. She divides her time between Copenhagen and London.

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Publication date

25th August 2016

Author

Liz Jensen

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781408865934

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