On Sale: April 23, 2019
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In the aftermath of Brexit, the body of a young woman is
found by the river Thames, and a neighbor, a retired teacher
from Chapleton College, is arrested. An eccentric
loner-intellectual, shy, a fastidious dresser with expensive
tastes-he is the perfect candidate for a media monstering.
In custody he is interviewed by two detectives: the
circumspect Ander, and his workaday foil, Gary. Ander is
particularly watchful now, because the man across the table
is someone he knows-someone he hasn't seen in nearly thirty
years. Determined to salvage the truth as ex-pupils and
colleagues line up against the accused, he must face a story
from decades back, from his own time as a Chapleton student,
at the peak of anti-Irish sentiment.
With the momentum of classic crime fiction, Throw Me to
the Wolves follows two mysteries-one unfolding in the
media-saturated present, and the other bubbling up from the
abusive past of the 1980s English school system. Beautifully
written and psychologically acute, it is a novel about
memory and childhood, prescient and piercingly funny, as
wise as it is tragic.<
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