Crime: A Novel
- Publish Date: 2009-05-26
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Irvine Welsh
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[An] inimitable combination of dark realism, satire and psychological insight . . . complicated, unsettling and at times beautiful. --Publishers Weekly, starred reviewIn the wake of a nasty child-murder case, Detective Ray Lennox of the Edinburgh PD has suffered a full-scale breakdown. Hes placed on leave for mental retuning and takes off for a few days of sun in Miami. From there, Crime becomes an unmistakably Welshian blend of the macabre and the psychologically astute, as Lennox faces a dwindling supply of antidepressants, a bridal-magazine-toting fiance, and cokehappy locals who lead him back into old habits and leave him to care for a child. Is he really in the right shape to be playing knight-errant to a terrified ten-year-old girl? Will his best instincts and worst judgments get them both killed, or find him the redemption he seeks?