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Black Flies

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Paperback. Pages: 192 Publisher: Random House UK Shannon Burke earned stunning reviews for his debut novel. Safelight. And now he returns with the same minimalist intensity in this arresting follow-up. Black Flies is the story of paramedic Ollie Cross and his first year on the job in mid-1990s Harlem. It is a ground's eye view of life on the streets: the shoot-outs. the bad cops. unhinged medics. and hopeless patients. the dark humour in bizarre circumstances. and one medic's fight to balance his instinct to help against the growing callousness within him that witnessing daily horrors seems to encourage. It is the story of lives that hang in the balance. and of a single job with a misdiagnosed newborn that sends Cross and his long-serving partner into a life-changing struggle between good and evil. A gripping and unforgettable novel about a young man's indelible experiences....

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After failing to get into medical school, Ollie Cross takes a job as a paramedic in Harlem. Ashamed of his middle-class roots and eager to fit in, he adopts a tough-guy persona which carries him through the dark days on the streets- the shoot-outs, the bad cops, the unhinged medics and hopeless patients.

But the daily horrors begin to take their toll and, as his personal life starts to unravel, even Ollie can't tell who he is anymore.

Black Flies is a gripping and unforgettable novel about indelible experiences, friendship in extreme conditions, deterioration and redemption.

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"An arresting, confrontational book" ( New York Times)

"Carries the force of a punch... deftly sketched, with lean clarity" ( Guardian)

"A dark gem of a story" ( Chicago Tribune)

"Stark, intense ... a gifted stylist" ( Time Out, New York)

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