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Bluebird, Bluebird: A gripping American South thriller from the Orange-Prize-shortlisted author: 1 Hardcover – 27 September 2017

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  • Publisher : Serpents Tail; Main edition (27 September 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1781257671
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1781257678
  • Dimensions : 16.2 x 3.3 x 24 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 966 ratings

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Mesmerising ... original ... exhilarating ... Locke is building a compelling body of work. In this age of enduring and renewed racial tensions, we need her voice more than ever -- Esi Edugyan ― Guardian

Wonderful ... a superb thriller ... Locke's message of injustice is the more convincing for being conveyed with restraint -- Marcel Berlins ― Times

Tight, bright prose ... powerful ... she seems more and more like America's most interesting crime writer -- Jake Kerridge ― Daily Telegraph

Locke evokes place brilliantly, writes tangy, fluent prose ... an expertly plotted triple whodunit. -- John Dugdale ― Sunday Times

Bluebird, Bluebird is absorbing and Locke's writing is beautiful ... The best crime novel of the year so far. -- Paul Connolly ― Metro

What is most satisfying about this crime novel is its use of the crime as a device with which to explore something much larger and universal ... Locke's writing is both sharp-edged and lyrical. This is thoughtful, piercing storytelling with the power to transport. -- Diana Evans ― FT

Elegant ... gripping. -- Claire Kohda Hazelton ― Observer Published On: 2017-09-03

Cracking ... The prose is beautifully rhythmic ... Locke uses her insider knowledge of the area to really get under the skin of her characters, in the process revealing the real beating heart of rural Texan life. It's uncomfortable stuff at times, but it's brilliantly executed. ― Big Issue Published On: 2017-09-21

Memorable characters, engaging prose and a soundtrack of down-home blues make for a winning literary crime thriller. -- Jeffrey Burke ― Mail on Sunday

Page-turning. ― Elle Published On: 2017-09-21

About the Author

Attica Locke is a screenwriter who has written for Paramount, Warner Bros, Twentieth Century Fox, HBO and Dreamworks; she currently contributes to the hit show Empire. Locke's first novel Black Water Rising was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, nominated for an Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her most recent book, Pleasantville, was published in 2015. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, with her husband and daughter.

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