The Vanishing

The Vanishing

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Petrol gauge broken, anxiety and tempers flaring, young lovers Rex and Saskia pull in at a service station on their way to a holiday the South of France to refuel. As soon as they stop the tension is relieved. Rex buries two coins in a crack at the base of fence post as a secret sign of their love: Saskia goes off to buy a couple of cold drinks and vanishes. Eight years later Rex is still haunted by her. Then one day he sees scrawled in the grime on the roof of a yellow car parked below his window two lines: REX YOU ARE SO SWEET SANDRA and WHEN I WRITE THIS IT SHOWS THE PAIN...And the obsession rages in his blood again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 12mm | 99.79g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747565333
  • 9780747565338
  • 433,189

About Tim Krabbe

Tim Krabbe is one of Holland's leading writers whose many books include the noir novel THE CAVE and the cycling classic THE RIDER (both published by Bloomsbury). A chess and cycliing enthusiast, he lives in Amsterdam. Sam Garrett, a former wire-service correspondent, s the translator of The Cave and The Rider by Tim Krabbe, The Gates of Damascus by Lieve Joris and Silent Extras by Arnon Grunberg.
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