The first novel from the visionary author and film-maker, Chris Petit.
Christo, working in the periphery of the film industry in Soho, has a crumbling marriage and a house in the suburbs. Then he meets the enigmatic and persuasive, Robinson. Robinson leads Christo into a different London, full of alcoholism, excitement and depravity. Together, they start to make films together, convinced they can produce a masterpiece. Soon Christo wants out, but Robinson’s world is not one you walk away from. Will Robinson let Christo get out alive?
‘One of the most interesting London novels since the war’ Waterstone’s Guide to London Writing
‘Stylistically and thematically, the book owes a great deal to Ballard, with. . . a soupçon of Patrick Hamilton’ Guardian
Chris Petit has written a trio of acclaimed “beyond black” political thrillers covering a serial killer operating in sectarian Northern Ireland (The Psalm Killer); dirty money in World War II (The Human Pool); and terror, arms trading and the bombing of a civilian aircraft (The Passenger); as well as The Butchers of Berlin which also features the characters Schlegel and Morgen. He is an internationally renowned filmmaker.
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