FICTION

From Out of the City

Dalkey Archive. 2014. 182p. ISBN 9781628970005. pap. $14.95. F
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For his own purposes, octogenarian Monk (named after Thelonious) is carrying out a strict surveillance of various suspicious characters in his Dublin environs, including Schroeder, just fired from Trinity College. Then, on a state visit, the president of the United States is assassinated.
VERDICT Audacious, blackly funny, and high-end gritty, this work is nothing like a standard thriller but will keep sophisticated readers turning pages.

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