By Jordan Harper
a guy runs clear of his grave and right into a maelstrom of bullets and hearth. A Hollywood fixer unearths love over the corpse of a useless big name. A morbidly overweight girl imagines a brand new lifestyles with the jewel thief who's scheming to rob the shop the place she works. a guy earns the identify ‘Mad puppy’ and lives to remorse it.
All are thirsting for whatever possible simply past their succeed in. a few are at the run, pursued through the legislations or propelled relentlessly ahead through a deadly previous. Others are trying to find a semblance of peace and balance, or even love, in a fractured global outlined via seething violence and ruthless desperation. All are bruised, driven to their verge of collapse and past, pushed to extremes they by no means imagined.
Praise for Jordan Harper:
'An electrifying thriller, a shattering relations tragedy, and a pitch-black coming-of-age tale, all rolled into one. The language is searing, the motion relentless, the good looks wrenched from ugliness really astounding—this booklet will seize you by way of the throat and dangle on tight till you’ve greedily swallowed each final notice. analyzing Jordan Harper’s A Lesson in Violence is like taking a taser in your heart’ Robin Wasserman, writer of Girls on Fire
‘An exquisitely violent father-daughter tale, burns vibrant and fast. I stored looking ahead to the inevitable slow-down, however it by no means got here. An super extraordinary debut’ Peter Swanson, writer of Sunday Times bestseller The style worthy Killing
‘Urgent and beautiful. The writing is as sharp as damaged glass yet it’s the characters who will stick with you, bloody hearts pinned on their sleeves and suffering for redemption and in the direction of one another ’Lauren Beukes, writer of The Shining Girls
'A Lesson in Violence is quite easily the most effective debuts i have ever read. superbly and lyrically written, it really is like an ideal music you listen for the 1st time and think like you've got consistently recognized it. it is an rapid vintage and if I learn a greater novel this 12 months i'll be amazed' Simon Toyne, writer of Sunday occasions bestseller Solomon Creed
‘In Polly McClusky, the eleven-year-old woman on the center of his darkly irresistible debut novel, Jordan Harper supplies us a hero for our occasions. With colors of Mattie Ross yet an intelligence and fervor all her personal, she is unforgettable’ Megan Abbott, writer of You Will recognize Me
‘A absolutely unique tackle the connection among fathers and daughters, this fast moving and gritty web page turner explores the ways that love can either brutalize and redeem us. I cared approximately those characters and picture different readers might be simply as attracted to Nate and Polly’ Amy Engel, writer of The Roanoke Girls