By Jordan Harper
'Striking...visceral, violent and completely compelling, it however shines with humanity' Daily Mail
'Burns vibrant and quick' Peter Swanson, author of Sunday Times bestseller Her each Fear
A GRITTY, PROPULSIVE DEBUT a few FATHER, A DAUGHTER, AND the toughest classes IN LIFE...
‘If nowhere used to be secure for her, then the single position he may possibly enable her be used to be with him’
Meet Polly: eleven years outdated and clever past her years. yet she’s a loner, constantly at the open air, until eventually she is by surprise reunited together with her father.
Meet Nate: fresh out of reformatory and riding a stolen automobile, Nate takes Polly from the security of her quiet lifestyles right into a global of theft, violence and the consistent hazard of death.
And he does it to save lots of her life.
A Lesson in Violence is a gripping and emotionally wrenching novel that upends even our such a lot long-held expectancies approximately heroes, villains and sufferers. Nate takes Polly to save lots of her lifestyles, yet finally it could rather well be Polly who saves him.
‘This fast-paced and gritty web page turner explores the ways that love can either brutalize and redeem us’ Amy Engel, writer of The Roanoke Girls
‘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
'One of the simplest debuts i have ever read' Simon Toyne, writer of Sunday instances bestseller Solomon Creed
'The language is searing, the motion relentless, the attractiveness wrenched from ugliness really astounding' Robin Wasserman, writer of Girls on Fire
'An extremely impressive debut' Peter Swanson, writer of Sunday Times bestseller The style worthy Killing
'Darkly irresistible...in Polly McClusky, the eleven-year-old woman on the center of his , Jordan Harper offers us a hero for our occasions’ Megan Abbott
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