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    • ISBN:9780349009230
    • Publication date:27 Oct 2016
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Blow Your House Down

By Pat Barker

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* An early novel by one of England's most important contemporary novelists.

A serial killer stalks prostitutes with profound and unexpected consequences in this riveting novel from the Booker Prize-wining author of Ghost Road

A city and its people are in the grip of a killer who is roaming the northern city, singling out prostitutes. The face of his latest victim stares out from every newspaper and billboard, haunting the women who walk the streets. But life and work go on. Brenda, with three children, can't afford to give up while Audrey, now in her forties, desperately goes on 'working the cars'.

And then, when another woman is savagely murdered, Jean, her lover, takes desperate measures...

Biographical Notes

Pat Barker was born in 1943. She was chosen in 1983 as one of the twenty 'Best of Young British' novelists and won the Booker Prize with The Ghost Road in 1995. She lives in Durham.

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  • ISBN: 9780860683988
  • Publication date: 07 Jun 1990
  • Page count: 176
  • Imprint: Virago
Barker's creative vision is as in touch with the psychologically primordial as Melville's — HARPER'S
Swift, spare, and utterly absorbing ... [Barker] makes us see her characters from within... and thereby reveals the full individuality and humanity of women who have got short shrift both in literature and in life — NY TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Barker's talent for gently sifting through the hidden depths of the human psyche is awesome — NOVA
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