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A Perfect Execution

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ISBN 10: 0330345648 / ISBN 13: 9780330345644
Published by Picador, London, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: A Perfect Execution

Publisher: Picador, London

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Jem and Will are cousins, whose divergent paths are followed from before World War II to the 1960s. Extrovert Will becomes a famous entertainer, while in time, Jem becomes the most feared state executioner. Soon Jem faces a loyalty-stretching situation, on finding he may have hung the wrong man.


From the author of In the Kingdom of Air comes A Perfect Execution, the tale of Jeremiah Bembo, England's greatest hangman. Propelled by a murder-mystery plot, the book is more the tale of the discovery of the hangman's true human identity than it is just a conventional search for the true identity of a murderer. Rich with metaphor--Bembo comes from a family of puppeteers and Binding doesn't shy away from references to manipulating the strings of destiny--and tautly executed, A Perfect Execution does an admirable job of getting inside the head of an executioner and rendering him both believable and believably human.

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