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Low Life - Ryan David Jahn

Low Life - Ryan David Jahn

This is № 79 of an exclusive edition of only 150 copies

Title: Low Life

Author:  Ryan David Jahn

ISBN:  9780230746824

Weight:  655g

Numbered signed first edition, first printing




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Low Life by Ryan David Jahn

When Simon Johnson is attacked in his crummy LA apartment, he knows he must defend himself or die.  Turning on the lights after the scuffle, Simon realises two things: one, he has killed his attacker; two, the resemblance of the man to himself is uncanny.

Over the coming days, Simon’s lonely life will spiral out of control.  With his pet goldfish Francine in tow, he embarks on a gripping existential investigation, into his own murky past, and that of Jeremy Shackleford, the (apparently) happily married math teacher whose body is now lying in Simon’s bathtub under forty gallons of ice.

But Simon has a plan.  Gradually, he begins to assume the dead man’s identity, fooling Shackleford’s colleagues, and even his beautiful wife.  However, when mysterious messages appear on the walls around Simon’s apartment, he realises that losing his old self will be more difficult than he’d imagined.  Everything points to a long forgotten date the previous spring, when his life and Shackleford’s first collided.  As the contradictions mount, and the ice begins to melt, the events of the past year will resolve themselves in the most catastrophic way.

Combining gritty noir, psychological drama and dazzling plotting, Low Life is a shocking novel that announces Jahn as a brilliant new voice of modern America.

Peer & Press Reviews

If it’s gritty noir and psychological drama that you are craving, then be sure that you check out Low Life… a gripping, adrenalin-filled page-turner.

Sunday Herald

Inventive, existential take on the psychological thriller by a rising LA-based talent.

Daily Mirror

Fancy a thriller?  Acts of Violence and Low Life will keep you turning the pages through complex but rewarding plots.

Sunday Post

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Title Low Life
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
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This numbered edition of only 150 copies was commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each book has a signed authentication page, tipped-in directly before the title page, that confirms the book’s number and that it is a first edition.  This page also has the book’s title, the author’s name, the name of the publisher and the month / year of publication printed on it.

Book number 79 of 150
Overall condition Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the number authentication page
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Publication date
Printed by CPI Mackays, Chatham
ISBN 13 9780230746824
ISBN 10 0230746829
Format Hardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Pages 295
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 142 x 28mm
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Jacket image Shutterstock

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