Synopses & Reviews
Mass market paperback edition of Alex Garland's follow-up to his phenomenally successful debut novel; "The Beach", which has now sold almost 500,000 copies in paperback. A pacy and tautly plotted tale which intertwines the lives of gangsters, an extended Filipino family and a gang of street kids during one hot Manila night. "... a powerful narrative drive, exotic locations that unfold like a corrupt and mysterious flower, and a moody intelligence that holds everything together" J.G. Ballard. A massive marketing campaign will include cinema advertising and a full range of POS.
As night falls in Manila, Sean waits for gangster Don Pepe in a deserted, roach-infested hotel. He could die tonight, and anyone who strays into his path could end up dead too: a Filipino family in the suburbs, a gang of street kids. In a few hours their destinies will violently collide.