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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (58 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Womersely Narrator: Dan Wyllie Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A young petty criminal, Lee, wakes in a seedy motel to find a bullet in his side and a suitcase of stolen money next to him, with only the haziest memory of exactly how he got there. Soon he meets Wild, a morphine-addicted doctor who is escaping his own disastrous life. The two men form an unwilling, unlikely alliance and set out for the safety of a country estate owned by a former colleague of Wild's named Sherman.

As they flee the city, they develop an uneasy intimacy, inevitably revisiting their pasts even as they desperately seek to evade them. Lee is haunted by a brief stint in jail, while Wild is on the run from the legacy of medical malpractice. But Lee and Wild are not alone: they are pursued through an increasingly alien and gothic landscape by the aging gangster Josef, who must retrieve the stolen money and deal with Lee to ensure his own survival. By the time Josef finally catches up to them, all three men have been forced to confront the parts of themselves they sought to outrun.

Part classic film-noir crime-thriller, part modern tale of despair and desperation, The Low Road seduces the reader into a story that unfolds and deepens hypnotically. This is a brilliant debut novel.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rennie | 7/26/2013

    " Dark and sad so hard to say it was enjoyable but you did come to care about the characters and it makes you glad your own life is not that dismal. I would read more by this author but hope he tries for at least a glimmer of light next time around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tania | 7/26/2013

    " Randomly chosen from my pile(s) of books and it is book 71 of 2011 - aim 133 books in 2011 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Janice | 4/25/2013

    " Noir at it's best. Great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sharon | 2/11/2013

    " Brilliantly written but utterly bleak and depressing. Reminds me if American Rust but without the eventual uplift that makes it worth reading. Bereft is a much better novel by womersley. "

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