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Overthrown by Strangers

Ronan Bennett

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'Where Bennett excels... is in his conjunction of politics and the personal... those who miss big books about big things set in big countries should watch his career with interest' Literary Supplement [Nick Hornby, The Times]

Those who miss Graham Greene's dry voice will welcome this... persuasive tale... Bennett writes as a fully-fledged novelist under taut control. His burgeoning invent

We can t save ourselves, Agust n tells Quinn and Judy, only each other . Pursued through Mexico and Guatemala by the sinister New Era Mission, three solitary fugitives are desperate not just to escape but to regain control of lives that have come apart. As the Mission closes in, they must overcome suspicions and differences and rediscover allegiances they have abandoned. It is their only chance for survival.

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Praise for Overthrown by Strangers

  • 'Where Bennett excels... is in his conjunction of politics and the personal... those who miss big books about big things set in big countries should watch his career with interest' Literary Supplement [Nick Hornby, The Times]

  • Those who miss Graham Greene's dry voice will welcome this... persuasive tale... Bennett writes as a fully-fledged novelist under taut control. His burgeoning invention marks him a future winner' on Sunday [Daily Mail]

  • 'Impressive... Bennett is one of those rare novelists who give thriller writing a good name' [Observer]

  • 'A thriller without gadgets or gimmicks... Bennett relies on his questing characters to carry a story which manages to keep everyone guessing until the end' [Irish Times]

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Ronan Bennett

Ronan Bennett was born and brought up in Belfast. He is the author of The Second Prison (which was shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus prize) and Overthrown by Strangers. He has written screenplays for film and television, including the acclaimed Face, directed by Antionia Bird, and is currently working on an adaptation of Seamus Deane's Booker shortlisted Reading in the Dark.

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