The setting for Cocaine Nights is the Costa del Sol and the stylish resort of Estrella de Mar. Into the queasy beauty of this artificial environment steps Charles Prentice, a travel writer from London who has come to visit his brother Frank, manager of the resort's Club Nautico.
Frank is in jail, having confessed to setting an explosive fire that has taken five lives. Certain that the confession was coerced, Charles launches his own investigation. As he allows himself to be drawn further into Estrella de Mar's dark underworld, this explosive novel accelerates toward a disturbing climax.
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‘Utterly compulsive’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Snort up “Cocaine Nights”. It’s disorientating, deranging and knocks the work of other avant-garde writers into a hatted cock’ Will Self
‘The possessor of a terrifying and exhilarating imagination – and a national treasure’ Guardian
‘Guaranteed to keep you reading into the early hours’ Sunday Times
‘Thrillingly wired … dazzlingly original’ Independent
‘The terrifying thing about Ballard is his logic; is this science fiction or history written ahead of its time?’ Len DeightonAbout the Author:
J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai, where his father was a businessman. After internment in a civilian prison camp, he and his family returned to England in 1946. He published his first novel, The Drowned World, in 1961. His 1984 bestseller Empire of the Sun won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His memoir Miracles of Life was published in 2008. J. G. Ballard died in 2009.
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Book Description Flamingo, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002241358
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