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Perseus Publishing
A chilling and brutal investigation of contemporary violence, domination and torture

Blackwell North Amer

“A terse and unflinchingly honest novel about war and man’s inhumanity to men and women . . . brutal, bestial and highly disturbing.”—William Boyd

In an unnamed country, a group of fugitives flees their native village after an attack by the army. Their houses bombed and ransacked, their husbands, children, and parents killed, they are seeking sanctuary. Meanwhile, a sniper hides, picking off innocents in a besieged city. His apocalyptic, hallucinatory voice provides the novel with its main themes, the insanity of war and the terrifying exhilaration it excites in its perpetrators.

Novelist and playwright Pavel Hak was born in Czechoslovakia in 1962. Exiled in France in 1986, he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne University. Sniper is his first book to be published in English. He lives in Paris.

Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2005.
ISBN: 9781852428563
Characteristics: 120 p. ; 18 cm.


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