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Hoffer

Tim Glencross

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

An amoral thriller, that's also a commentary on the London - and the world - we live in now, from the award-winning author of Barbarians

'Might have been written by P.G. Wodehouse's evil twin ... impeccably plotted' Daily Telegraph

William Hoffer - handsome, refined, a little cold perhaps - is an established figure in London society.

But Hoffer has secrets. He is vague about his Midwestern origins. The counsel he offers a Russian billionaire may extend to murkier topics than art investments. Then there is his Kensington flat, which is only rented, and the broader question of his money, which is running out.

When a ghost from his past in Mexico surfaces, Hoffer is forced to revive brutal instincts for self-preservation . . .

Days of the Dead is an amoral thriller of intelligence, wit and style, and a coruscating commentary on the world we live in now.

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Praise for Hoffer

  • An intricately plotted novel of international intrigue that reads like a wickedly inspired collaboration by the young Evelyn Waugh, Patricia Highsmith, and Martin Amis. His prose glitters like a dagger, propelling us through a maze of deceptions and unexpected revelations - Joyce Carol Oates

  • Glencross is blisteringly gifted - funny and brilliant - and tells a great, gripping story about the beautiful monsters of the London super-elite - David Lipsky

  • Cynical, dry, and sharp as a skewer. A wicked, twisty read - Mick Herron

  • Perfectly constructed and elegantly written, this is a superior thriller - NetGalley March Books of the Month

  • It's witty, razor-sharp and finely-observed and the story itself unfolds at a very pleasing pace - Van is Reading

  • Hoffer, born in Ohio but repurposed as a raffish, art-fancying scrounger, is by Graham Greene out of Patricia Highsmith, with perhaps a rub of Charles Willeford's The Burnt Orange Heresy . . . the novel packs a considerable punch - Irish Times

  • Fans of literary fiction about high society will relish this book - Wales Art Review

  • Impeccably plotted - Daily Telegraph

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Tim Glencross

Tim Glencross was born in Kent and educated at Cambridge University. His first novel, Barbarians, was shortlisted for the Writers' Guild Best First Novel, and the Novel of the Year at the Political Book Awards. He currently lives in New York where he is an adjunct professor at NYU Stern School of Business and MFA candidate at NYU.

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