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Generation Loss

On sale

20th June 2013

Price: £7.99

Selected:  ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472105011

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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, caché, 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.

Patricia Highsmith meets Patti Smith in this mesmerizing literary thriller.

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Robert Crais
A skin blistering crime novel as edgy and black as dried blood on a moonlit night.
The Washington Post Book Review
Although Generation Loss moves like a thriller, it detonates with greater resound. It's a dark and beautiful novel.
Katherine Dunn
Ferocious, aching with compassion and cruelly brilliant.
Tess Gerritsen
Fiercely frightening yet hauntingly beautiful.
George Pelecanos
Intense and atmospheric, Generation Loss is an inventive brew of postpunk attitude and dark mystery. Elizabeth Hand writes with craftsmanship and passion.