Strange Ways

Strange Ways

2.8 (21 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$13.99

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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 novel.show 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

Rating details

21 ratings
2.8 out of 5 stars
5 5% (1)
4 33% (7)
3 14% (3)
2 33% (7)
1 14% (3)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X