Anglais TIGERMAN (édition en anglais)

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Lester Ferris, sergeant of the British Army, is a good man in need of a rest. He's spent a lot of his life being shot at, and Afghanistan was the last stop on his road to exhaustion. He has no family, he's nearly forty and burned out and about to be retired.



The island of Mancreu is the ideal place for Lester to serve out his time. It's a former British colony in legal limbo, soon to be destroyed because of its very special version of toxic pollution - a down-at-heel, mildly larcenous backwater. Of course, that also makes Mancreu perfect for shady business, hence the Black Fleet of illicit ships lurking in the bay: listening stations, offshore hospitals, money laundering operations, drug factories and deniable torture centres. None of which should be a problem, because Lester's brief is to sit tight and turn a blind eye.



But Lester Ferris has made a friend: a brilliant, Internet-addled street kid with a comicbook fixation who will need a home when the island dies - who might, Lester hopes, become an adopted son. Now, as Mancreu's small society tumbles into violence, the boy needs Lester to be more than just an observer.



In the name of paternal love, Lester Ferris will do almost anything. And he's a soldier with a knack for bad places: "almost anything" could be a very great deal - even becoming some sort of hero. But this is Mancreu, and everything here is upside down. Just exactly what sort of hero will the boy need?


Rayons : Littérature > Littérature


  • Auteur(s)

    Nick Harkaway

  • Éditeur

    WINDMILL BOOKS

  • Distributeur

    SIDE

  • Date de parution

    14/01/2015

  • EAN

    9780099591757

  • Disponibilité

    En réimpression

  • Nombre de pages

    372 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    13 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2.4 cm

  • Poids

    273 g

  • Support principal

    Poche

Nick Harkaway

  • Pays : Royaume Uni
  • Langue : Anglais

Né à Cornwall en 1972, Nick Harkaway est le fils de John Le Carré. Après des études de philosophie et de sociologie au Clare College de Cambridge, il travaille dans l'industrie du film. Il vit à Londres avec sa femme. Gonzo Lubitsch ou l'Incroyable Odyssée est son premier roman.

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