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ISBN-10: 0804172161
ISBN-13: 9780804172165
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 01/26/2016
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.20" W, 0.70" H

Glow

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Overview

South London: foxes are behaving strangely, Burmese immigrants are going missing, and everyone is trying to get hold of a new party drug called Glow. Raf, a young man who suffers from a rare sleep disorder, spends his days walking Rose, a bull terrier who guards a pirate radio station, and his nights at raves in warehouses and launderettes. When his friend Theo vanishes without a trace, Raf’s efforts to find him lead straight into the heart of a global corporate conspiracy. Meanwhile, he’s falling in love with Cherish, a beautiful young woman he met at one of those raves, but he’ll soon discover that there is far more to her than meets the eye.

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"A mixture of speed, filigreed narration and Pynchon-esque social satire. . . . Glow burns with inventive energy." –San Francisco Chronicle

" Virtuosic. . . . Reads at a breakneck pace of a who-done-it potboiler." -The Los Angeles Times

"A pulpy whodunit, but it develops into something much weirder [that] by the end you might feel as if your brain had been CrossFit training." –Entertainment Weekly

"Antic [and] madly engaging. . . . [Beauman] has a boundless ability to entertain." –The Wall Street Journal

"A novel that wakes us up . . . enchants readers with an intricate plot, dazzles with distinct characters [and] simply thrills with a unique, distinctive writing style." –Pittsburgh Post-Gazett

"Beauman's zest for everyday comedy and a well-turned sentence is as evident as ever from the first scene." –The Washington Post

"A raucous, seriocomic mash-up of mystery and noir. . . . This smart and streetwise novel will bring a glow to the reader as well." –Library Journal

"Glow does not glow–it dazzles." –The Independent, UK

"We are in the presence of a genuine talent here. . . . Beauman's great originality and skill [and] intelligent aesthetic often provide pure revitalizing reading pleasure; he is playful, arresting, unnerving, opulent, rude and–above all, deliciously, startlingly, exuberantly fresh." –The Guardian, UK

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ISBN-10: 0804172161
ISBN-13: 9780804172165
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 01/26/2016
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.20" W, 0.70" H
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