A Thousand Cuts
By Simon Lelic
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143118619, 295pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 2011
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In this riveting debut novel about sexism, bullying, and the horrific effects of random acts of violence, Detective Inspector Lucia May investigates a school shooting in which a teacher has killed three pupils, another teacher, and then himself-a tragedy that could not have been predicted. It should be an openand- shut case. Yet as Lucia begins to piece together the testimonies of the various witnesses, an uglier and more complex picture emerges, calling into question the innocence of others. Brilliantly interweaving the witnesses' accounts with Lucia's own perspective, "A Thousand Cuts" is a narrative tour de force from a formidable new voice in fiction.