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GB84 free pdf Never before published in the U.S., "GB84" will be launched in 2014 alongside two other novels by David Peace: "The Damned Utd" and "Red or Dead" In taut and gripping prose that often feels like the relentless text of a surveillance report, "GB84" tells the story of the British coal miner's strike of 1984--including the actual bombings, riots and protests that brought the country to the brink of civil war. Called by its author "fiction based on fact," the book depicts a real-life 1984 more violently dystopian than even Orwell imagined. Slowly starving strikers find themselves pitted against a prime minister--Margaret Thatcher--determined to crush them . . . a police force willing to use infiltration and violence to achieve her will . . . and equally hungry scabs who need a job . . . Mixing real events and characters with the voices of the increasingly desperate strikers, the book becomes a stirring saga of courage against overwhelmingly sinister forces, and paints a searing and haunting portrait of events that changed the course of British history.

About David Peace

David Peace - named in 2003 as one of "Granta"'s Best of Young Novelists - is the acclaimed author of the Red Riding Quartet ("1974," "1977," "1980," and "1983"), which was adapted into a BBC television series that was released theatrically in the United States, and is currently being adapted into a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott. Peace is also the author of the highly praised Tokyo Trilogy, which so far includes "Tokyo Year Zero" and "Occupied City." His book "GB84" was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and "The Damned Utd" was called "probably the best novel ever written about sport" by "The Times" (UK). His newest book, "Red or Dead," was shortlisted for the UK's prestigious Goldsmith's Prize.

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Author : David Peace
Publisher : Melville House Publishing
Data Published : 04 November 2014
ISBN : 1612193935
EAN : 9781612193939
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 465 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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