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The Ruins

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
An extraordinary novel about the ubiquitous mysteries of family, memory and music.

London, 2010: Icelandic volcanoes have the city in gridlock, banks topple like dominoes and Brandon Kussgarten has been shot dead by gunmen in Donald Duck masks. His death draws his twin brother -- shy, bookish Adam -- into Brandon's underworld of deceit and desire.

A miniature kingdom sprouts in a Notting Hill tower-block, LA mansions burn in week-long parties, and in a Baroque hotel suite a record is being made that could redeem its maker even as it destroys him. As Adam begins to fall for his brother's shattered family he finds that to win them for himself he'll have to lose everything that he holds dear.

This intelligent, intriguing and emotionally-searing tale of fractured identities, narcissism and ambition questions how being loved for what others think we are differs from who we are to ourselves.

With echoes of Performance, The Talented Mr Ripley and Mulholland Drive, The Ruins delves into the dark heart of fame: magic, music and murder.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ruins
Author(s): Mat Osman
ISBN: 1-912248-67-0 / 978-1-912248-67-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Repeater Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ruins
Author(s): Mat Osman
Publisher: Repeater
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ruins
Author(s): Mat Osman
Publisher: Repeater
Availability: Amazon UK