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About the AuthorMartin Booth, novelist, critic, biographer, children's author and social historian, died of a brain tumor in 2004. Shortly after diagnosis, he began to write his acclaimed memoir of his childhood in Hong Kong, Gweilo which he completed shortly before his death. Amongst his acclaimed novels were Hiroshima Joe, based on the life of a real down-and-out Briton who had survived the Nagasaki atomic raid, The Industry of Souls, which was short-listed for the Booker prize, and A Very Private Gentleman, which has now been filmed as The American, starring George Clooney.
Author 1Martin Booth
FormatPaperback
Edition NumberFilm Tie-In Edition
Editorial Review"There are echoes of Nabokov in this in this tense and poetic mystery" Today "Crisp yet lyrical, simple yet intelligent...haunting, shocking, and tense...Readers looking for thought-provoking literary fiction can't do any better than this" Booklist "A psychological suspense thriller invested with life-and-death gravitas" Seattle Times "With Farfalla, Booth has a created a rich, conflicted antihero whose clever rationalizations mask a soul weary with self-doubt" Boston Globe "The lazy, languid setting is an eerily effective backdrop for the fresh and beguiling murder intrigue...With first-rate characters and a gradual buildup of suspense, Booth constructs a focused, tightly written novel" Publishers Weekly
LanguageEnglish
Number of Pages384
Publication Date1/10/2010