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American prize-winning author, Elizabeth Hand debuts in the UK with a mesmerising literary thriller, starring a punk photographer Cass Neary described as Patricia Highsmith meets Patti Smith.
30 years ago Cass Neary was at the cutting edge of cool, now she is practically forgotten. A last ditch lifeline, interviewing a reclusive photographer, looks to offer a way out but soon turns into something a lot more dangerous.
It’s edgy, intense, atmospheric and is definitely something new in crime fiction.
The secrets of small-town life can be more deadly than fist fights and dead junkies...Cass Neary is not afraid of living on the edge. A photographer whose shots of New York's punk scene in the seventies earned her fame, cache, and a cultish kind of cool, Cass has spent much of her life in the dark, watching and waiting. But thirty years later she is alone, adrift and falling rapidly into oblivion. So when an old acquaintance asks her to interview a fellow photographer - a notorious recluse who lives on an island off the Maine coast - she accepts. There, she learns about a decades-old crime that is still claiming new victims - and comes to realise that her days of living dangerously are not over yet: amid this inhospitable hinterland, Cass comes to realise that her final shot might also be a shot at redemption.
'Fiercely frightening yet hauntingly beautiful.' -- Tess Gerritsen
'Intense and atmospheric, Generation Loss is an inventive brew of postpunk attitude and dark mystery. Elizabeth Hand writes with craftsmanship and passion.' -- George Pelecanos
'A skin blistering crime novel as edgy and black as dried blood on a moonlit night.' -- Robert Crais
'Ferocious, aching with compassion and cruelly brilliant.' -- Katherine Dunn
'Although Generation Loss moves like a thriller, it detonates with greater resound. It's a dark and beautiful novel.' The Washington Post Book Review
Publication date: 20/06/2013
Publisher: Constable Crime an imprint of Constable and Robinson
|Publication date:||20th June 2013|
|Publisher:||Constable Crime an imprint of Constable and Robinson|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
Elizabeth Hand has written eight novels and several short-story collections. She has won the Shirley Jackson Award, the James Tiptree Award, the Nebula Award (twice), the World Fantasy Award (three times), and many others. Her novella, The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon, was recently nominated for a Hugo Award. Hand is a longtime contributor to numerous publications, including the Washington Post Book World and the Village Voice Literary Supplement. She divides her time between the coast of Maine and North London.More About Elizabeth Hand