The Man Who Watched the Trains Go by

The Man Who Watched the Trains Go by

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A brilliant new translation of one of Simenon's best loved masterpieces.

'A certain furtive, almost shameful emotion...disturbed him whenever he saw a train go by, a night train especially, its blinds drawn down on the mystery of its passengers.'

Kees Popinga is a respectable Dutch citizen and family man. Then he discovers that his boss has bankrupted the shipping firm he works for - and something snaps.

Kees used to watch the trains go by to exciting destinations. Now, on some dark impulse, he boards one at random and begins a new life of recklessness and violence. This chilling portrayal of a man who breaks from society and goes on the run asks who we are and what we are capable of.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 133 x 171 x 13mm | 68g
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1543623905
  • 9781543623901
  • 1,757,025

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