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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409059301
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Wreckage




'It is arresting, and it is terrifying, and it is thoroughly accomplished' - Sam Leith, Daily Telegraph

Everything goes wrong from the start. The money's been stolen from the remote North Wales post office, but Darren's been over-enthusiastic with the lump hammer. The elderly sub-postmistress lies in a coma.

When Darren and Alastair get back to Liverpool only to have the money stolen from them- when a consignment of pure cocaine is added to the mix, along with some seriously dangerous criminals - things really get out of hand, and stay that way until the story finally crashes to its grisly conclusion.

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409059301
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Niall Griffiths

Niall Griffiths was born in Liverpool in 1966 and now lives in Wales. He has published seven previous novels: Grits, Sheepshagger, Kelly + Victor, Stump, Wreckage, Runt and A Great Big Shining Star.

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Praise for Wreckage

'You often hear writers being praised for being "ambitious", and it's frequently an empty compliment. Here, I don't think it is. This is an ambitious novel. It is trying to do something difficult, where the penalties for failure are high. Its modes are comic and apocalyptic; its language ranges from energised scally backchat to a prophetic, nearly biblical voice of hallucinatory intensity. This is brave stuff. You risk bathos; you risk pretension... We're in the same stylistic ball park as James Joyce - indeed, Griffiths even has the gall to adapt, with a wink, "falling, softly falling" from "The Dead". You have to be bloody good to get away with this stuff. Griffiths is... It is arresting, and it is terrifying, and it is thoroughly accomplished.' Sam Leith, Telegraph

'A powerful piece of writing...A tragicomic lament for the generations of rejects and hopefuls who fetched up in the erstwhile "muddy pool" of Liverpool'

Guardian

'Exhilarating...It pulses with sincere and bracing anger'

Times Literary Supplement

'The rawness and vitality that have been present in Griffith writing...make him more than able to present this material unflinchingly and powerfully. Red in tooth and claw, Wreckage makes bleak but compelling reading'

Glasgow Herald

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