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Title
Along the river run
Author
Paul Buck
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Prototype Publishing
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20201110

Drinking to excess is living when you're young. But what happens if living becomes rape assault death?!!
Lisbon: that city at the mouth of the Tagus, that city that whispers, licks and seduces its visitors, that city that haunts those seeking refuge or its pleasures. Who would wish to escape?
It is the start of the millennium and two 'lads' from South-East London are trapped in Lisbon among people and experiences set to push them to the limits. Attempting to lie low after a fateful night back home, the friends find themselves navigating an unfamiliar and unnerving new reality.
A crime novel inspired by a real-life incident, and distinguished by its sensitivity to subtleties of language and dialogue, Along the River Run is a story of guilt and retribution played out amid the streets, sounds and sights of this bewitching city.
Just as the undercurrents of Lisbon's Tagus are ever present, so the literary undercurrents of the capital as written by Pessoa, Saramago or Sa-Carneiro are there to enrich and pervade the evolving narrative. The novel follows the author's much-praised earlier book on Lisbon, a cultural exploration in a 'Cities of the Imagination' series, setting up authoritative background research for this haunting story of psychological destruction.

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Paul Buck has been writing and publishing since the late Sixties; key titles include Violations, Lust, Walking into Myself… His work is characterized by its sabotaging of the various forms in order to explore their overlaps and differences. Through the Seventies he also edited the seminal magazine Curtains, with its focus on threading French writing from Bataille, Blanchot, Jabs, Faye, Nol, Ronat, Collobert and a score of others into a weave with English and American writers and artists. While editing and translating are still a daily activity - in partnership with Catherine Petit, the Vauxhall&Company series of books at Cabinet Gallery is their responsibility - he also continues to cover new ground: Spread Wide, a fiction generated from his letters with Kathy Acker; Performance, a biography of the Cammell/Roeg film; Lisbon, a cultural view of a city; A Public Intimacy, strip-searching scrapbooks to expose autobiography; Disappearing Curtains, an exhibition catalogue that collides with a 'journal'; Library, a suitable case for treatment, a collection of essays. In recent times he helped Laure Prouvost to write her film Deep See Blue Surrounding You, around which her Venice Biennale pavilion, representing France, was based. Further ventures through textual issues around transgression, perversity, and intimacy to appear include: Indiscretions (& Nakedness), a set of prose narratives; Street of Dreams, further essays, and Without You, a fiction that voyages through film essay.

Type
BOOK
Edition
Paperback original
Keyword Index
Lisbon (Portugal) - Fiction.
Country of Publication
England

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