Sand Synopsis

Somewhere in the North African desert, a man with no memory tries to evade his armed pursuers. Who are they? What do they want from him? If he could just recall his own identity he might have a chance of working it out. Elsewhere, four westerners are murdered in a hippy commune and a suitcase full of worthless currency goes missing. Enter a pair of very unenthusiastic detectives, a paranoid spy whose sanity has baked away in the sun, and a beautiful blonde American with a talent for being underestimated. Sand is a gripping thriller - part Pynchon, part Le Carre, part Coen brothers - an unsettling, caustically funny tale of pursuit and madness. A gripping and brilliantly funny thriller Focus His was an extraordinary mind Guardian A great writer. A smiling, friendly, sympathetic nihilism shines through his prose Frankfurter Rundschau Enigmatic and moving Die Zeit

Sand Press Reviews

'German literary thriller that wears its intellectual cred boldly. Surreal comedy hangs a hallucinogenic pall over the reality of post-colonial North Africa in 1972, creating a confusing atmosphere around the central plot strand: who really killed the hippies in the desert commune?' Sunday Times Crime Club

'Enigmatic and moving' Die Zeit

'One of the most original and stylistically impressive German writers' Neue Zurcher Zeitung

'A great writer. A smiling, friendly, sympathetic nihilism shines through his writing' Frankfurter Rundschau

'He remains a witty and incredibly well read artist, who creates a great work of art as he juggles on a tightrope here with violence, death, doom, forgetting and the nothingness of existence' FAZ

'A literary thriller... a terrific novel set in the desert' Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

'A gripping and marvelously comic thriller with a philosophical subtext' Focus

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ISBN: 9781782271284
Publication date: 30/03/2017
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781782271284
Publication date: 30th March 2017
Author: Wolfgang Herrndorf
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller,

About Wolfgang Herrndorf

Wolfgang Herrndorf (1965-2013) was born in Hamburg, Germany and studied painting before turning to writing later in his career. He wrote several award-winning novels for adults, and Why We Took the Car is his first book to be published in the UK.

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