Michael Symmons Roberts Patrick's Alphabet

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Patrick's Alphabet

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A teenage couple are found murdered in their car. Perry Scholes, a man haunted by cars and death, is mixed up in the case from the start — it is he who finds the BMW with its young corpses, and now he finds himself trapped in a nightmare.

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Michael Symmons Roberts has published two novels and four collections of poetry, including Corpus, which won the Whitbread Poetry Award. He is a frequent collaborator with the composer James Macmillan, with whom he wrote Edgelands.

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"His corpse-strewn first novel derives its title from St Patrick's habit of inscribing letters on new territory to transform it...the atmosphere of creeping menace kept this heathen reading, simultaneously irked and intrigued" -- Mark Sanderson Daily Telegraph "Crafty, sad and haunting" Literary Review "The narrative voice turns it from a dark whodunit into something more intriguing. But Roberts never forgets that his principal responsibility is to keep us hooked - and that he does with aplomb" -- Barry Forshaw Daily Express "Suitably disturbing and unsettling, and lingers long in the mind" Daily Mail "A cold, existential tale... One of the terrific things the novel offers is his rendering of a town in the grip of a nameless fear" Observer

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