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Boxer, Beetle

(2010)
A novel by

 
Awards
desmond elliott prize Best Book (nominee)
Kevin "Fishy" Broom has his nickname for a reason-a rare genetic condition that makes his sweat and other bodily excretions smell markedly like rotting fish. Consequently, he rarely ventures out of the London apartment where he deals online in Nazi memorabilia. But when Fishy stumbles upon a crime scene, he finds himself on the long-cold trail of a pair of small-time players in interwar British history. First, there's Philip Erskine, a fascist gentleman entomologist who dreams of breeding an indomitable beetle as tribute to Reich Chancellor Hitler's glory, all the while aspiring to arguably more sinister projects in human eugenics. And then there's Seth "Sinner" Roach, a homosexual Jewish boxer, nine-toed, runtish, brutish-but perfect in his way-who becomes an object of obsession for Erskine, professionally and most decidedly otherwise. What became of the boxer? What became of the beetle? And what will become of anyone who dares to unearth the answers?


First-time novelist Ned Beauman spins out a dazzling narrative across decades and continents, weaving his manic fiction through the back alleys of history. Boxer, Beetle is a remarkably assured, wildly enjoyable debut.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: Boxer, Beetle
Author(s): Ned Beauman
ISBN: 0-340-99839-3 / 978-0-340-99839-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

March 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Boxer, Beetle
Author(s): Ned Beauman
ISBN: 0-340-99841-5 / 978-0-340-99841-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Boxer, Beetle: A Novel
Author(s): Ned Beauman
ISBN: 1-60819-680-1 / 978-1-60819-680-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

August 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Boxer, Beetle
Author(s): Ned Beauman
ISBN: 0-340-99840-7 / 978-0-340-99840-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

August 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Boxer, Beetle
Author(s): Ned Beauman
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   

August 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Boxer, Beetle
Author(s): Ned Beauman
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Boxer, Beetle
Author(s): Ned Beauman
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Boxer, Beetle: A Novel
Author(s): Ned Beauman
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   

August 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Boxer, Beetle
Author(s): Ned Beauman
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   



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