Pawel wakes up one April morning in a sea of broken glass, ripped upholstery, and the debris of his apartment. In debt to loan sharks, he has only two friends to whom he can turn: Bolek, a coal miner turned drug dealer who lives in crass luxury; and Jacek, an addict who is himself on the run. Pawel makes his way through a hostile landscape of washed-out apartment blocks, railroad stations, wild gardens, factories, and suburban wastelands in the three days he has left to raise the money. More than a crime novel, Nine is a shocking portrayal of Eastern Europe's post-Communist generation.
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- Paperback | 240 pages
- 19 May 2008
- Mariner Books