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Expensive People

Expensive People

Expensive, affluent, yes – but morally bankrupt – this is the suburbanite society from which Joyce Carol Oates carves out an electrifying novel of Gothic suspense.
EXPENSIVE PEOPLE is the journal of Richard Elwood, an eighteen-year-old looking back with disaffection at his childhood in a succession of wealthy suburbs. He buys a rifle by mail-order (‘German Sniper Rifle used by Mad Fanatic SS Men – Limited Number!’) and roams the neighbourhood at night with it…The suspense is electrifying, the writing lethal.
The first sentence is guaranteed to rivet your eyes to the page: ‘I was a child murderer,’ begins Richard. Now read on.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 3rd September 1998

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781860494840

Reviews

Terrifying ... searing ... important
KIRKUS REVIEWS
Cuts to the bone in its chilling effectiveness
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
You cannot put this book away after you have opened I t... hypnotic, fascinating and electrifying
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