The Snow Was Dirty

The Snow Was Dirty - Penguin Classics

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Synopsis

'Feels incredibly modern... it is brutal, frank about sex and violence, and will make your flesh creep' Ian Rankin

A brilliant new translation of Simenon's critically acclaimed masterpiece.

'And always the dirty snow, the heaps of snow that look rotten, with black patches and embedded garbage ... unable to cover the filth.'

Nineteen-year-old Frank - thug, thief, son of a brothel owner - gets by surprisingly well despite living in a city under military occupation, but a warm house and a full stomach are not enough to make him feel truly alive in such a climate of deceit and betrayal. During a bleak, unending winter, he embarks on a string of violent and sordid crimes that set him on a path from which he can never return. Georges Simenon's matchless novel is a brutal, compelling portrayal of a world without pity; a devastating journey through a psychological no-man's land.

'Among the best novels of the twentieth century' New Yorker

'An astonishing work' John Banville

'So noir it makes Raymond Chandler look beige' Independent

Book information

ISBN: 9780241258569
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 843.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 19161
Number of pages: 289
Weight: 224g
Height: 200mm
Width: 157mm
Spine width: 24mm