By (author) Henry Shukman
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Darien Dogs by Henry Shukman
Book DescriptionJim Rogers once had everything: a successful career, the love of a beautiful woman, a Manhattan penthouse and more money than he knew what to do with. Now it had all gone wrong and he was in a seedy hotel in Panama realising that the prostitute he'd just been with had stolen his wallet. Though it wasn't the money he was worried about but a sheet of folded paper, which he'd just been given by the mysterious Albert Jones: a piece of paper that might have saved his life. The search for the girl and the stolen document lead the two men deep into the Darien archipelago - a primitive, treacherous idyll that seems like Paradise but may in fact be Hell. The short novel, Darien Dogs, and the four stories that accompany it, mark the fictional debut of an assured and thrillingly gifted writer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099468486
(198mm x 130mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Henry Shukman
In Doctor No's Garden, Paperback (December 2015)
Features a collection of poems. From a lonely mother attempting to learn the piano to a ski-jump that never ends, from a redemptive encounter with horses on a cold day to a miraculous bowl of chicken soup, these poems display a vibrancy and variety rarely seen in contemporary poetry.
Archangel, Paperback (March 2013)
With poems on loss and mortality, on love in difficult circumstances, and on the familiar themes of childhood and family relationships, this book tells the stories of many journeys - from loss back into love - and the migrations of the author's Jewish grandparents are echoed in his own move with his wife and family from England to New Mexico.
Lost City, Paperback (February 2008)
* A thrilling, beautifully written novel about a young man's quest for a lost city in Peru - recalls Alex Garland's THE BEACH
Sandstorm, Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by Henry Shukman
Former foreign correspondent Charles Mortimer is all washed up, living a hand-to-mouth existence in Manhattan, wondering how things could have gone so wrong for him. A chance discovery of a newspaper obituary takes him back to the beginning of his career, when he was a young, hopeful man reporting from the Sahara Desert in the company.
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Author Biography - Henry Shukman
Henry Shukman has worked as a trombonist, a trawlerman and a travel writer. He is also a prize-winning poet. His first poetry collection, In Doctor No's Garden, won the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. His first novel, Sandstorm, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2005 and won the Authors Club First Novel Award.
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