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The Death of Murat Idrissi by Tommy Wieringa, Sam Garrett

The Death of Murat Idrissi

Tommy Wieringa, Sam Garrett

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Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publication date: 10 Jan 2019
ISBN: 9781911344889
5 stars out of 5
Eileen Battersby
6 Jan 2019

"Brilliantly well paced and edgy"

The gifted Dutch writer Tommy Wieringa is a bold, intelligent stylist, unafraid of exposing the ugliness of society juxtaposed with the vagaries of human nature. In this taut, intense contemporary thriller of multiple exploitations, he initially appears to be studying the dynamics of a young female friendship set against the broader theme of cultural assimilation... Brilliantly well paced and edgy, the book is translated with characteristic astuteness by Sam Garrett, the narrative interspersed with sharp dialogue – mainly exchanges between the two girls – which always convinces as a shorthand between old friends.