By: Peace, David

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Never before published in the U.S., GB84 will be launched in 2014 alongside two other novels by David Peace: The Damned Utd and Red or Dead In taut and gripping prose that often feels like the relentless text of a s urveillance report, GB84 tells the story of the British coal miner's strike of 1984--including the actual bombings, riots and protests that brought th e country to the brink of civil war. Called by its author "fiction based on fact," the book depicts a real-life 1984 more violently dystopian than even Orwell imagined. Slowly starving st rikers find themselves pitted against a prime minister--Margaret Thatcher-- determined to crush them . . . a police force willing to use infiltration a nd violence to achieve her will . . . and equally hungry scabs who need a j ob . . . Mixing real events and characters with the voices of the increasingly desperate strikers, the book becomes a stirring saga of courage against overwhelmingly sinister forces, and paints a searing and haunting portrait of events that changed the course of British history.

Title: GB84: A NOVEL

Author Name: Peace, David

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Melville House: 2014

ISBN Number: 0571221742

ISBN Number 13: 9780571221745

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047336