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Hector Loursat, the once prosperous lawyer, now lays in seclusion-dirty, drunk and unloved. His poor state was all due to his wife abandoning him and the newborn child to run off with another man. One day he hears a gunshot and is forced to investigate. He learns that his daughter, now grown, and her friends lead a dangerous life.
What makes this book stand out?
One of the best books on this list, this book will take you through a great story in no time.
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The book is a classic work of art from the writer. The book captures every detail of the life and shows up the pain and the parts where the character begins to resurface into his earlier self.
Don't read it for
The book is a dark and unsettling book but is well-written.