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The Vogue

Eoin McNamee

The Vogue is an unforgettable novel of ghosts, lies and how the past can return in vengeance.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571331611
Date Published
01.08.2019
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Summary

LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019

‘A wonderfully eerie, tragic read. I read it with my heart in my mouth.’ Anna Burns, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Milkman

‘A captivating tale about secrets, repression and the falsity of history.’ Guardian Books of the Year

Late 1944: two teenagers dance the Vogue in silence on the floor of the Pirnmill Aerodrome. She is the minister’s daughter and should be at home; he loses the bet they make that night.

Decades later, a ghost returns to Morne to identify a body found in the shifting sands. Names have long since changed and children long since cast out, but some things refuse to be forgotten.

Set against an eerie coastal landscape awash with secrets, The Vogue is an unforgettable novel of ghosts, lies and vengeance.

Critic Reviews

A wonderfully eerie, tragic read. I read it with my heart in my mouth.

Anna Burns, Man Booker Prize-winning author of Milkman
Critic Reviews

A captivating tale about secrets, repression and the falsity of history.

Guardian 'Books of the Year'
Critic Reviews

Love, corruption, betrayal of trust and injustice are the big themes that pulse nervously through the pages . . . This is a book that stays with you, strange and unsettling.

Irish Times
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There’s something deeply seductive in the dark lyricism of this incantatory noir – think James Ellroy or David Peace – that makes it hard to shake.

Daily Mail
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McNamee writes crime novels quite unlike anyone else, and this haunting story lingers long after the final pages have been turned.

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Eoin McNamee’s novels include Resurrection Man, later made into a film, The Blue Tango, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, Orchid Blue, described by John Burnside in the Guardian as ‘not only a political novel of the highest order but also that rare phenomenon, a genuinely tragic work of art,’ and Blue is the Night which was awarded the…

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