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ISBN
9780241258552

Publication date
3rd November 2016

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The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By

Author Georges Simenon

£7.99

This title is not yet published, but can be pre-ordered

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A brilliant new translation of one of Simenon’s best loved masterpieces. ‘A certain furtive, almost shameful emotion… disturbed him whenever he saw a train go by, a night train especially, its blinds drawn down on the mystery of its passengers’ Kees Popinga is a respectable Dutch citizen and family man. Then he discovers that his boss has bankrupted the shipping firm he works for – and something snaps. Kees used to watch the trains go by to exciting destinations. Now, on some dark impulse, he boards one at random, and begins a new life of recklessness and violence. This chilling portrayal of a man who breaks from society and goes on the run asks who we are, and what we are capable of.

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