Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son

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ISBN 9780571347278 Format Paperback
9780571347278
Paperback
Published 04/07/2019 Length 384 pages
384

About Book

It seemed the case of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper was finally closed when Peter Sutcliffe was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1981. But in the early 1980s, Gordon Burn spent three years living in Sutcliffe’s home town of Bingley, researching his life. Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son offers one of the most penetrating and provocative insights into the mind of a murderer ever written.

Includes a new introduction by Denise Mina.

It seemed the case of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper was finally closed when Peter Sutcliffe was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1981. But in the early 1980s, Gordon Burn spent three years living in Sutcliffe’s home town of Bingley, researching his life. Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son offers one of the most penetrating and provocative insights into the mind of a murderer ever written.Includes a new introduction by Denise Mina.
  • About Gordon Burn

    Gordon Burn was the author of four novels, Alma Cogan (winner of the Whitbread First Novel Prize), Fullalove, The North of England Home Service and Born Yesterday. He was also the author of the non-fiction titles Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son, Pocket Money, Happy Like Murderers, On The Way to Work (with Damien Hirst) and Best and Edwards. His last book, Sex & Violence, Death and Silence, was a collection of his essays on art.

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