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A Perfect Execution

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Published by Picador, London, 1996
ISBN 10: 0330345648 / ISBN 13: 9780330345644
/ 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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Fine/Fine unread copy protected by Brodart Archival cover. Publisher PR materials laid in. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000358

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Synopsis: 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.

Review: 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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