The Low Road
By Chris Womersley
(Silveroak, Paperback, 9781402798634, 251pp.)
Publication Date: September 2012
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Unflinching, relentless, and powerfully written, The Low Road paints a searing portrait of two desperate men thrown together by chance as they both try to flee their troubled pasts. This savage noir surprises and grips at every turn. Award-winning and critically acclaimed, The Low Road seduces readers with its poetic language and unique and indelible protagonists.
“Womersley's taut, almost monosyllabic prose creates a relentless momentum as it plunges into a black dreamscape with echoes of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Samuel Beckett, Horace McCoy, Georges Simenon and Philip K. Dick... This is writing you often stop to read aloud.”--The Australian
“The Low Road is richly and powerfully written. It is also an almost unbearably intense, tragic, and unrelentingly dark story of addiction, regret, despair, and failed dreams that left this reader mightily impressed.”--Bookseller & Publisher