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Lee Rourke - The Canal

Released: 15/07/2010 Melville House

The mundane is made both beautiful and terrifying in Rourke's debut novel. The unnamed narrator quits his job and takes to a park bench where a peculiar relationship with a chilling woman develops in spite of his nihilism. She becomes his obsession and a beautifully crafted dialogue gradually reveals disturbing truths.

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The Independent“A refreshing, memorable and powerful novel...” Modern urban life is captured here with precision and both dialogue and observations are brilliantly convincing. These become progressively darker, culminating in a dénouement as shocking as it is unexpected. A writer of exceptional promise...
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