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ISBN
9780241258569

Publication date
3rd November 2016

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The Snow Was Dirty

Author Georges Simenon

£7.99

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

Description

A brilliant new translation of Simenon’s critically acclaimed masterpiece.

‘And always the dirty snow, the heaps of snow that look rotten, with black patches and embedded garbage … unable to cover the filth.’

Nineteen-year-old Frank – thug, thief, son of a brothel owner – gets by surprisingly well despite living in a city under military occupation, but a warm house and a full stomach are not enough to make him feel truly alive in such a climate of deceit and betrayal. During a bleak, unending winter, he embarks on a string of violent and sordid crimes that set him on a path from which he can never return. Georges Simenon’s matchless novel is a brutal, compelling portrayal of a world without pity; a devastating journey through a psychological no-man’s land.

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