Three Burials

Three Burials


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An electrifying wild-ride of a debut novel from award-winning playwright Anders Lustgarten

Meet Cherry, a bandit queen on the run, driving a pink soft-top convertible through the Badlands of Southeast England. She's never felt more Thelma and Louise in her life - except there are three of them in the car and one of them is dead.

How did a head nurse and mother of two end up driving a handcuffed policeman and the corpse of a murdered refugee on a journey to find justice? Pursued by a racist, roid-raged, shaven-headed officer of the law - not to mention by her husband and daughter - what else can a woman with a conscience do in modern Britain?

Thrilling, radical and darkly comedic, Anders Lustgarten's open-hearted storm of a book explores pressing political concerns with clear-sightedness and holds a mirror up to contemporary Britain.

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  • [Three Burials] combines political astuteness with tonal exuberance, morbid humour, situational irony and moral passion. The outcome is an irreverent, tragicomic tour de force as absurd and as urgent as hope . . . Brave and provocative, goofy, flippant, farcical, droll and deadly earnest, Lustgarten’s novel is comedy as weapon and deep moral inquiry

About the author

Anders Lustgarten

Anders Lustgarten is a playwright and novelist. He won the Catherine Johnson Award for A Day at the Racists and won the Harold Pinter Playwriting Award for If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep. His play Lampedusa has been performed in forty countries.

Prior to becoming a writer, Anders was an international 400m runner and a teacher of people on death row in California. Three Burials is his debut novel.
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