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Publication date
1st August 2017


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Melanie Florence



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US publication date
8th August 2017





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Low Heights

(Les Hauts du bas)

Author Pascal Garnier


At least vultures have the decency to wait until their prey’s dead before picking it apart …

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Vultures, clifftops, restless retirees, bizarre murder weapons and uncanny resemblances make for the ingredients of a classic Pascal Garnier noir.

At least vultures have the decency to wait until their prey’s dead before picking it apart …

After losing his wife and suffering a stroke, cantankerous retiree Édouard Lavenant has moved from Lyon to a village in the mountains with his put-upon nurse, Thérèse. One day, a man comes to the door claiming to be Édouard’s long-lost son. Édouard’s temper seems to be softening, but it isn’t long before the local vultures are circling overhead …

Praise for Pascal Garnier
‘Garnier plunges you into a bizarre, overheated world, seething death, writing, fictions and philosophy. He’s a trippy, sleazy, sly and classy read’ A. L. Kennedy
‘Horribly funny … appalling and bracing in equal measure’ John Banville
‘A mixture of Albert Camus and JG Ballard’ FT
‘Bleak, often funny and never predictable’ The Observer
‘A brilliant exercise in grim and gripping irony, it makes you grin as well as wince.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Deliciously dark … painfully funny’ New York Times
‘Guaranteed grisly’ ShortList

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Pascal Garnier, who died in March 2010, was a talented novelist, short story writer, children’s author and painter. From his home in the mountains of the Ardèche, he wrote fiction in a noir palette with a cast of characters drawn from ordinary provincial life. Though his writing is often very dark i…

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