Order Status Order toll free 1-844-276-2016
Order toll free 1-844-276-2018

His Bloody Project

Graeme Macrae Burnet
# UP7882 Hardcover, 300 pages; 2016
No Longer Available
Though a work of fiction, this engrossing crime novel takes the form of a collection of documents "discovered" by the author relating to an 1869 triple homicide in the Scottish Highlands. There's no question that seventeen-year-old Roderick Macrae is responsible for the murders, but the narrative—via police statements from the neighboring villagers, medical reports, psychological evaluations, trial transcripts, and, most compellingly, a memoir by the accused—enticingly explores what could bring a seemingly meek and intelligent boy to commit such a brutal crime. Exposing the harsh living conditions of poverty-stricken sharecroppers and examining such thought-provoking issues as the origins of violence and the mechanisms of justice, His Bloody Project, which was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2016, is an innovative and multilayered psychological thriller! (AG)
 
Go to top