One winter’s morning, Lorimer Black – young, good-looking, but with a somewhat troubled expression – goes to keep a perfectly routine business appointment and finds a hanged man. A bad start to the day, by any standards, and an ominous portent. Sure enough, Lorimer’s life is duly turned upside down and inside out in ways he could never have foreseen.

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‘As entertaining and as thought-provoking as anything Boyd has ever written’   Daily Telegraph 

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