The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth

The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth

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There was nothing unusual about the barrel-organ man who walked into private detective Louie Knight's office. Apart from the fact that he had lost his memory. And his monkey was a former astronaut on the Welsh Space Programme. And he carried a suitcase that he was too terrified to open. And he wanted a murder investigated. The only thing unusual about that was, it took place a hundred years ago. And he needed it solved by the following week. Louie was too smart to take a case like that but also too broke to turn it down. Soon he is lost in a labyrinth of intrigue and terror, tormented at every turn by a gallery of mad nuns, gangsters and waifs and haunted by the loss of his girlfriend, Myfanwy, who disappeared one day after being fed drugged raspberry ripple In The Unbearable Lightness of Being in Aberystwyth Louie's hunt for Myfanwy takes him to the limits of his own endurance and brings him face-to-face with things no man should ever have to seeshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 24mm | 340.19g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • UK ed.
  • 0747577129
  • 9780747577126

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'Pryce's fictional Aberystwyth is a sustained masterpiece of dark imagination' Daily Telegraph 'Bristles with sardonic humour: Malcolm Pryce delivers a hilariously surrealist take on a Chandleresque private eye in a land of druids and whelk-stalls ... the off-kilter imagination that made Aberystwyth Mon Amour such fun is firing on all cylinders again.' Independent on LAST TANGO IN ABERYSTWYTH 'One of the most inventively comic crime novels of recent years.' Sunday Times on LAST TANGO IN ABERYSTWYTHshow more

About Malcolm Pryce

Malcolm Pryce was born in the UK and has lived and worked abroad since the nineties. He has held down a variety of jobs including BMW assembly-line worker, hotel washer-up and aluminium salesman. He is the author of Aberystwyth Mon Amour and Last Tango in Aberystwyth.show more

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