An Interview with ANTONIN VARENNE

Name: ANTONIN VARENNE Author of: BED OF NAILS (2012)                       LOSER’S CORNER (2014)                       RETRIBUTION ROAD (2017) Antonin Varenne was awarded the Prix Michel Lebrun and the Grand Prix du Jury Sang d’encre for Bed of Nails, his first novel to be translated into English. His second, Loser’s Corner was awarded the Prix des Lecteurs […]

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RETRIBUTION ROAD by Antonin Varenne

RETRIBUTION ROAD Antonin Varenne Translated by Sam Taylor ( MacLehose Press ( £18.99 Sergeant Arthur Bowman is a fifteen-year veteran of the East India Company’s private army when he and his team are taken prisoner in Burma in 1852. Six months of torture leave him mentally and physically scarred when he is released along with […]

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THE WOLF ROAD by Beth Lewis

THE WOLF ROAD Beth Lewis ( The Borough Press ( £12.99 At the age of seven, a young girl finds herself lost in the vast forests of British Columbia. Stumbling across a shack, she attempts to steal some jerky and finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun. The gun belongs to a man […]

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RED COUNTRY by Joe Abercrombie

RED COUNTRY Joe Abercrombie ( Gollancz ( £16.99 When Shy South returns home from town to find her farm burned, her friend hanging from a tree and her young brother and sister missing, she sets out to find the man responsible, her cowardly old stepfather Lamb in tow. It doesn’t take long to find that […]

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THE SISTERS BROTHERS Patrick deWitt ( Granta ( £12.99 The Western genre has come a long way from its sunny heights back in the golden days of Hollywood, when John Wayne ruled supreme and you could differentiate the good guys from the bad guys purely based on the colour of their hats. These days, there […]

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