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Drowned Detective (Reprint) (Paperback) (Neil Jordan)

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"An exceedingly deft crime novel that tantalizes us with noir mystery and foreboding, and with the ghostly humanity of the detective himself. It's very compelling reading." --Richard Ford

Jonathan is a private detective in a decaying eastern European city. He is drowning in his work, his failing marriage, and the corrupt landscape that surrounds him. One day, he is approached by an elderly couple to investigate the disappearance of their daughter, who has been missing for nearly two decades. Troubled by the faded photograph of a little girl the couple presses on him--she's the same age as his own daughter--he feels compelled to find her. Then one night, as he is contemplating his troubled marriage, he encounters a young woman crouched at the foot of a stone angel on the bridge spanning the river that divides the city, a woman who suddenly jumps into the icy water below. Plunging after her, Jonathan finds himself dragged into her ghostly world of confusion, coincidence, and intrigue, and the city he thought he knew becomes strange, mysterious, and threatening.

Combining the language and imagery of film with those of an extremely gifted writer, Neil Jordan has created a haunting novel that intrigues, delights, and surprises with its precise language, sly humor, imaginative range, and narrative flair.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 264.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Neil Jordan
Language: English
Street Date: May 16, 2017
TCIN: 51632315
UPC: 9781408865163
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-2688

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