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Bitter Sun - Beth Lewis

Bitter Sun - Beth Lewis

This is № 43 of an exclusive edition of only 150 copies

Title: Bitter Sun

Author:  Beth Lewis

ISBN:  9780008145507

Weight:  961g

Numbered signed first edition, first printing




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Bitter Sun by Beth Lewis

It all started when we found the body.
Then nothing was ever the same.

In the heatwave summer of 1971, four kids find a body by a lake and set out to solve a murder.  But they dig too deep and ask too many questions.

Larson is a town reeling in the wake of the Vietnam draft, where the unrelenting heat ruins the harvest, and the people teeter on the edge of ruin.

As tension and paranoia run rife, rumours become fact, violence becomes reflex.  The unrest allows the dark elements of the close-knit farming community to rise and take control.

And John, Jenny, Gloria and Rudy are about to discover that sometimes secrets are best left uncovered…

The Dry meets Stand by Me and True Detective in this stunningly written tale of the darkness at the heart of a small mid-Western town and the four kids who uncover it.

Peer & Press Reviews

Beating with a dark, menacing heart, Bitter Sun is sure to delight readers of Stephen King and Jim Thompson.  Lewis’s writing is like taking a punch to the gut – evocative, visceral and wholly uncompromising.  She is, undoubtedly, one the finest new writers around.

G X Todd, author of Defender

A beautifully written, atmospheric and evocative thriller full of heartbreak and nostalgia.

S.J.I. Holliday, author of The Banktoun Trilogy

Bitter Sun is a tragic tour de force that held me spellbound for weeks.  A savage coming-of-age story so beautifully told.  I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Chris Whitaker, author of Tall Oaks

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Bitter Sun
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background

This numbered edition of only 150 copies was issued by a leading London bookshop.

The handwritten number is in the centre of a blind embossed circular ‘stamp’ (technically known as a seal) on the title page.  Around its edge, the seal reads EXCLUSIVE SIGNED FIRST EDITION.

Book number 43 of 150
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint The Borough Press
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9780008145507
ISBN 10 0008145504
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 452
Size (h x w x d) 229 x 164 x 42mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Andrew Mason
Jacket design Claire Ward © HarperCollinsPublishers
Jacket illustration Alexandra Gurtner / Bridgeman Studio

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