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The American

The American

Author: Martin Booth
$28.99(NZD)  inc GST
The locals in the Italian village where he lives call him Signor Farfalla - Mr Butterfly. He is a discreet gentleman who spends his time studying rare butterflies. But Farfalla's real profession is deadly. He considers himself an artisan, not for the butterflies he paints but for the guns he creates for assassins. Farfalla has resolved to make his next job his last. Then, perhaps, he can settle down comfortably in the Italian village he has grown to love and enjoy the remainder of his life without constantly looking over his shoulder. But a treacherous circle is closing in on him...
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A haunting psychological thriller, re-released to tie in to the major new film starring George Clooney
Author description
Martin 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.
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General Fields

  • : 9780553825725
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.26
  • : October 2010
  • : 198mm X 127mm X 23mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Martin Booth
  • : Paperback
  • : 1110
  • : 823.914
  • : 384