By Jordan Harper
'Striking...visceral, violent and totally compelling, it however shines with humanity' Daily Mail
'Burns vivid and quickly' Peter Swanson, author of Sunday Times bestseller Her each Fear
A GRITTY, PROPULSIVE DEBUT a couple of FATHER, A DAUGHTER, AND the toughest classes IN LIFE...
‘If nowhere was once secure for her, then the one position he might enable her be used to be with him’
Meet Polly: eleven years outdated and shrewdpermanent past her years. yet she’s a loner, consistently at the open air, until eventually she is suddenly reunited along with her father.
Meet Nate: fresh out of detention center and using a stolen automobile, Nate takes Polly from the security of her quiet life right into a international of theft, violence and the consistent risk of death.
And he does it to avoid wasting her life.
A Lesson in Violence is a gripping and emotionally wrenching novel that upends even our such a lot long-held expectancies approximately heroes, villains and sufferers. Nate takes Polly to save lots of her existence, yet in any case it might rather well be Polly who saves him.
‘This fast-paced and gritty web page turner explores the ways that love can either brutalize and redeem us’ Amy Engel, writer of The Roanoke Girls
‘Urgent and beautiful. The writing is as sharp as damaged glass yet it’s the characters who will stick with you, bloody hearts pinned on their sleeves and suffering for redemption and in the direction of one another’ Lauren Beukes, writer of The Shining Girls
'One of the easiest debuts i have ever read' Simon Toyne, writer of Sunday occasions bestseller Solomon Creed
'The language is searing, the motion relentless, the good looks wrenched from ugliness actually astounding' Robin Wasserman, writer of Girls on Fire
'An extremely impressive debut' Peter Swanson, writer of Sunday Times bestseller The variety worthy Killing
'Darkly irresistible...in Polly McClusky, the eleven-year-old lady on the center of his , Jordan Harper offers us a hero for our occasions’ Megan Abbott
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