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Afraid of the Light

Taschenbuch von Douglas Kennedy

94211554

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Artikel-Nr.:
94211554
Im Sortiment seit:
01.07.2021
Erscheinungsdatum:
08.07.2021
Medium:
Taschenbuch
Einband:
Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor:
Kennedy, Douglas
Verlag:
Random House UK Ltd
Imprint:
Hutchinson
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Belletristik
Romane, Erzählungen
Seiten:
334
Herkunft:
GROSSBRITANNIEN (GB)
Gewicht:
432 gr
Beschreibung
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The new novel from the bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happiness and The Moment

Brendan has always lived a careful, constrained life. A salesman who never liked the work, he's a man who has stayed in his marriage and his faith because it was what was expected of him. But now, having lost his job after corporate downsizing and on the cusp of sixty, he finds himself scrambling to somehow stay afloat in the only Los Angeles work on offer to a man his age - driving for Uber.

When one of his rides, a retired professor named Elise, asks to be dropped off outside an abortion clinic where she now volunteers, Brendan finds himself literally driving right into the virulent epicentre of one of the major issues of our time, engulfing his life in the process.

A novel of high suspense and considerable moral complexity, Afraid of the Light is a tough, affecting social thriller that speaks volumes about the corrosive divisions of our troubled times.
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'Kennedy is skilled at zigzag plotting, blending domestic twists with turns created by global affairs' OBSERVER
Information zum Autor
Douglas Kennedy's previous twelve novels include the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Big Picture, The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and The Moment . He is also the author of three highly-praised travel books. The Big Picture was filmed with Romain Duris and Catherine Deneuve; The Woman in the Fifth with Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas.

His work has been translated into twenty-two languages. In 2007 he was awarded the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres , and in 2009 the inaugural Grand Prix de Figaro . Born in Manhattan in 1955, he has two children and currently divides his time between London, Paris, Berlin, Maine and New York.