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Shooting Martha - David Thewlis

Shooting Martha - David Thewlis

Title: Shooting Martha

Author:  David Thewlis

ISBN:  9781474621533

Weight:  894 g

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Shooting Martha by David Thewlis

A darkly funny novel set between a London film set and a villa in the south of France.  A mix of Vertigo and Jonathan Coe, written by a master storyteller.

Celebrated director Jack Drake can’t get through his latest film (his most personal yet) without his wife Martha’s support.

The only problem is, she’s dead…

When Jack sees Betty Dean – actress, mother, trainwreck – playing the part of a crazed nun on stage in an indie production of The Devils, he is struck dumb by her resemblance to Martha.  Desperate to find a way to complete his masterpiece, he hires her to go and stay in his house in France and resuscitate Martha in the role of ‘loving spouse’.

But as Betty spends her days roaming the large, sunlit rooms of Jack’s mansion – filled to the brim with odd treasures and the occasional crucifix – and her evenings playing the part of Martha over scripted video calls with Jack, she finds her method acting taking her to increasingly dark places.

And as Martha comes back to life, she carries with her the truth about her suicide – and the secret she guarded until the end.

Peer & Press Reviews

A riotously good novel, witty and earnest, brimming with sharply drawn characters and creeping suspense.  David Thewlis is a fabulous writer.

Anna Bailey, author of Tall Bones

Darkly funny.

Eithne Farry, Daily Mail

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Shooting Martha
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in title page
Book Stats
Publisher Orion Publishing Group
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781474621533
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 321
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 162 x 30mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Hermine Poitou
Jacket photograph Zissou / Gallery Stock

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