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Crime Wave: A Novel

Wynne, John

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ISBN 10: 0866760008 / ISBN 13: 9780866760003
Published by Riverrun Pr, London, 1982
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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203 pages. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end paper. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket. Clean, tight copy. Record # 459444. Bookseller Inventory # 459444

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Title: Crime Wave: A Novel

Publisher: Riverrun Pr, London

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Wynne's first novel Crime Wave details the unexpected love affair between a photojournalist (Jake Adams) and a woman (Renee Cloverman) living in a Manhattan brothel. Jake attempts to make Renee respectable by moving her into the country with his aunt's family where her presence turns out to be a risk not only for her but for them as well. It was praised by author Barbara Trapido in The Spectator as a "disturbing, well-written and impressive work whose genre is Manhattan lumpen Gothic...the book has a terrible and compelling beauty." Author Jenny Uglow in The Times Literary Supplement wrote "Crime Wave is about personal and social sado-masochism. The author's challenging aim is to show there is no such thing as 'mindless violence', whether directed towards the self or towards others. Each aggressive act is the result of a long cycle of action and reaction, continued through generations. Crime Wave is an ambitious first novel." -- Wikipedia

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