Strange Ways

Strange Ways

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This is a love story, narrated by one of the protagonists, Henry Blain, a prison cook. Blain, a sixty-something Liverpudlian, is an unreconstructed male, Shakespeare lover, adulterator of food, and a murderer. The prison he works in is called Strangeways. The love affair, with a 50-year-old reporter with the ANGLICAN TRIBUNE, takes place against the background of the 1990 seige. At first vilified by the prisoners - who understandably blame him for the quality of the food they're served and devastate his garden with missiles flung from the roof - Blain later becomes their hero. Along the way we learn he has murdered two of his wives, one mistress and a blackmailer, and buried them in the garden. A meditation on food and digestion, with a large measure of sex and fantasy and a handful of murders thrown in, this is an anarchic, funny, irreverent more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753814137
  • 9780753814130

About Luc Lang

This is Luc Lang's fourth novel. He is in his early forties and lives in Parisshow more

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21 ratings
2.8 out of 5 stars
5 5% (1)
4 33% (7)
3 14% (3)
2 33% (7)
1 14% (3)
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