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Cocaine Nights

by J. G. Ballard Author · James Lever Author of introduction, etc.

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'Snort up "Cocaine Nights". It's disorientating, deranging and knocks the work of other avant-garde writers into a hatted cock' Will Self Five people die in an unexplained house fire in the Spanish resort of Estrella de Mar, an exclusive enclave for the rich, retired British, centred on the thriving Club Nautico. The club manager, Frank Prentice, pleads guilty to charges of murder – yet not even the police believe him. When his Charles arrives to unravel the truth, he gradually discovers that behind the resort's civilized façade flourishes a secret world of crime, drugs and illicit sex. At once an engrossing mystery and a novel of ideas, Cocaine Nights is a stunningly original work, a vision of a society coming to terms with a life of almost unlimited leisure.

Publication Details

Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:
Fourth Estate
Publication Date:
2012

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James Lever (Author of introduction, etc.)

James Lever was born in Bolton and educated in Oxford. He's 38, and spent his twenties writing an 800-page novel called 'News Sport Weather', whose subject was 'everything'. It wasn't any good, and nor was it published. He lives in London, where h...

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J. G. Ballard (Author)

J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai, where his father was a businessman. After internment in a civilian prison camp, he and his family returned to England in 1946. He published his first novel, The Drowned World, in 1961. His 1984 bestselle...

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