When the Nines Roll Over

When the Nines Roll Over (And Other Stories)

Paperback (22 May 2006) | English

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Synopsis

From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R. R. Martin.

Over the course of eight tales, often with an appealing touch of the surreal, we are introduced to a record comany exec searching for a rock star, an inexperienced Russian soldier trapped between his murderous colleagues and a clever old woman, a faded football star recalling his lost chance at love, an acress who has a shot at a role that will free her from a lifetime of waitressing, a young man who kidnap's his ex-girlfriend's father's ashes, and other young people on the cusp of discovery, jubilation or loss.

As he evokes the various states of agony and pleasure - humiliation, rebellion, cameraderie, and desire - Benioff displays a profound understanding of how single moments lead to transformation, and how sadness can be illuminated by a humorous flip side.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780340895627
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Sceptre
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 223
Weight: 158g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 16mm