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Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 328 pages; Physical desc. : 328 p ; 23 cm. Subjects: British - Spain - Fiction. Retirees - Fiction. Crime & mystery - Detective and mystery stories. Summary: Set in the tiny resort community of Estrella de Mar, Charles Prentice arrives from London to save his brother who has confessed to a murder he did not commit. As Charles launches his own investigation into the crime, he uncovers a vast network of drugs, pornography, and theft.
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A new novel by the author of Crash and Empire of the Sun--both made into feature films--features a man who finds himself drawn into a network of drugs, pornography, and murder in a Spanish resort. IP.Reseña del editor:
J. G. Ballard once again reveals his visionary mastery in this warped tale of the unexpected.. From the author of Crash and Empire of the Sun , this is a taut, introspective novel that stays true to its authors transgressive and dangerous vision. Cocaine Nights is set in the tiny resort community of Estrella de Mar, where Charles Prentice has just arrived from London to save his brother. Frank Prentice is languishing in a Spanish jail, having confessed to a murder he did not commit. As Charles launches his own investigation into the crime, he uncovers a vast network of drugs, pornography, and theft. Probing the darker side of human nature, Cocaine Nights explores disturbing connections between crime and community, freedom and resignation. One of Englands most influential novelists, J.G. Ballard is a writer most comfortable in the land of extremes. The borders of his vast literary territory are defined by the mesmerizing violence of Crash and the lyricism of his semi-autobiographical Empire of the Sun . Ballard sees beyond the present into a bleak and dangerous future, yet his nihilistic world is always viewed through the lens of convention.In Cocaine Nights, Ballard stretches the taut canvas of his transgressive vision over the framework of an old-fashioned mystery. The setting is the Costa del Sol and the stylish resort of Estrella de Mar where young retirees from Europes chillier climes bask in a lifestyle of endless leisure. Into the queasy beauty of this artificial environment steps Charles Prentice, a travel writer from London who has come to visit his brother Frank, manager of the resorts Club Nautico--tennis and swim club by day, coked-up discotheque by night.Frank is in jail, having confessed to setting an explosive fire that has taken five lives. Certain that the confession was coerced, Charles wants to launch his own investigation. But Frank isnt interested in salvation, and the Spanish police dont want their open-and-shut case corrupted by a meddling Brit. But Charles insists on continuing his crusade, though his life is threatened. As he allows himself to be drawn further into Estrella de Mars dark underworld, this explosive novel accelerates toward a disturbing climax and Ballard once again reveals his visionary mastery in this warped tale of the unexpected.
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