Patrick's Alphabet by Michael Symmons Roberts
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Patrick's Alphabet
By Michael Symmons Roberts

Patrick's Alphabet

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Patrick's Alphabet by Michael Symmons Roberts

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When a teenage couple are found murdered in their car, a boy called Adam Sligo is the only suspect. The letter A is found blazoned on the wall at the murder scene and is soon followed, around town, by the other letters of the alphabet, each immaculately painted in red. What do the letters mean? Is Sligo playing games with the police? Or putting a spell on the town? Perry Scholes is mixed up in all this from the start: a man haunted by cars and death - and photographic images of both. He trawls the motorways and edgelands listening to police radio, getting to the car-crash or the crime scene before them. He makes a living selling these shots to the papers. He is the one who spots the painted letters, and begins to document their appearances. As the town is paralysed by fear and paranoia, a vigilante cult emerges, arming itself for the battle against evil. Perry finds himself trapped in a nightmare. A killer is at large, and the alphabetical messages he leaves seem to be personal messages for him.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099483786
ISBN-10: 0099483785
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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From Chatterton's Pre-Raphaelite demise to Keats' death warrant; from Dylan Thomas' eighteen straight whiskies to Sylvia Plath's suicide, the deaths of poets have often cast a backward shadow on their work. In this book, two poets undertake a series of journeys - across Britain, America and Europe - to the death places of poets of the past.

Selected Poems by Michael Symmons Roberts Selected Poems, Paperback (May 2016)

Features a collection that reveals that all the strength and sensuality and strangeness is in there from the start. This is a metaphysical poetry for our age: rooted, steeped in the physical, but stretching for lyric completion, philosophical clarity, emotional truth.

Drysalter by Michael Symmons Roberts Drysalter, Paperback (April 2013)

Like the medieval psalters echoed in its title, this collection of poems contains both the sacred and profane. It includes hymns of praise and lamentation, songs of wonder and despair, journeying effortlessly through physical and metaphysical landscapes, from financial markets and urban sprawl to deserts and dark nights of the soul.

Edgelands by Michael Symmons Roberts Edgelands, Paperback (February 2012)

Passed through, negotiated, unacknowledged: the edgelands - those familiar yet ignored spaces which are neither city nor countryside - have become the great wild places on our doorsteps. This title describes mobile masts and gravel pits, business parks and landfill sites, taking us on a journey to marvel at these mysterious regions in our midst.

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Author Biography - Michael Symmons Roberts

Michael Symmons Roberts has published two novels and four collections of poetry, including Corpus, which won the Whitbread Poetry Award. He is a frequent collaborator with the composer James Macmillan, with whom he wrote Edgelands.

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