Cutting Room

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Cutting Room

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For this outstanding contemporary Glasgow novel, Louise Welsh?won the Saltire First Book of The Year Award and?the Crime Writers Association Creasey Dagger, was?chosen as one of Britains Best First Novelists by the Guardian, and was nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction?Rilke, The Cutting Rooms charismatic protagonist,?is eccentric, witty, and frequently outrageous. An auctioneer by profession, he is an acknowledged expert in antiques but also considers himself something of an expert in many other fields. When he?comes upon a hidden collection of graphically violent erotic photographs, he feels compelled to unearth more about the deceased owner who coveted them. What follows is a compulsive journey of discovery, decadence, and deviousness, steered in part by Rilkes gay promiscuity and inquisitive nature. Louise Welshs writing is stylish and captivating; she combines aspects of a detective story with shades of the gothic in a colorful Glasgow ranging from the genteel suburbs to a transvestite club, auction house to the bookies, pub, and porn shop. The result is a page-turning, darkly atmosopheric, and deliciously original debut.


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For this outstanding contemporary Glasgow novel, Louise Welsh?won the Saltire First Book of The Year Award and?the Crime Writers Association Creasey Dagger, was?chosen as one of Britains Best First Novelists by the Guardian, and was nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction?Rilke, The Cutting Rooms charismatic protagonist,?is eccentric, witty, and frequently outrageous. An auctioneer by profession, he is an acknowledged expert in antiques but also considers himself something of an expert in many other fields. When he?comes upon a hidden collection of graphically violent erotic photographs, he feels compelled to unearth more about the deceased owner who coveted them. What follows is a compulsive journey of discovery, decadence, and deviousness, steered in part by Rilkes gay promiscuity and inquisitive nature. Louise Welshs writing is stylish and captivating; she combines aspects of a detective story with shades of the gothic in a colorful Glasgow ranging from the genteel suburbs to a transvestite club, auction house to the bookies, pub, and porn shop. The result is a page-turning, darkly atmosopheric, and deliciously original debut.
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Title Cutting Room Height 199 mm
Louise Welsh Width 126 mm
ISBN-13 9781841954042 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 Spine Width
Publisher Canongate Books Pages 0
Edition 2010 Availability In Stock

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