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The Third Brother by Nick McDonell


The Third Brother by Nick McDonell

Mike is spending the summer working for a magazine in Hong Kong when Christopher Dorr, a brilliant journalist, goes missing in Thailand. Mike's editor sends him to Bangkok to report on a drug-tourism crackdown, but Mike's real mission is to find Dorr, who is an old friend of his parents. This is the beginning of a vertiginous journey that propels Mike into fast and seedy nights in Thailand and back to New York, to a home wrecked by violence. The Third Brother moves with the speed of a bullet to portray a young man - and a family - shattered by lies and excess.


'Spare, stylish and indisputably the real thing.'
Independent on Sunday

* 'An accomplished work, written with his trademark poetic sparsity and short cinematic narrative snapshots... his talent is remarkable... it is astonishing.
Suzanne Harrington, Irish Examiner

* 'Nick McDonell is another literary wunderkind who has dared to engage the subject of September 11... one of the best evocations of that day I've read.
Jay McInernay, Guardian

* 'Outstanding... substantial and impressive.
Andrew Biswell, Scotland on Sunday

* 'In The Third Brother, we see a penetrating, empathetic intelligence at work... Nick McDonell is a true stylist.
David Mattin, Independent on Sunday

About the Author

Nick McDonell was born in New York City and is a graduate of Harvard University. He has published two novels: Twelve and The Third Brother.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2006


Nick McDonell

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Atlantic Books


288 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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