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Trenton Makes

Tadzio Koelb

RRP: £12.99

2 August 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786494061

RRP: £8.99

2 August 2018

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786494085

Sharp, glittering and murderous, Trenton Makes is a stiletto knife of a novel about a man running away from his past, and the disturbing things he’ll do to protect his future…

Abe Kunstler wants his share of the American Dream, which for him is a factory job, a wife and a family. Getting these things will be harder for Abe than it is for other people, however, because his life is a lie – an invention forged in the heat of a terrible crime. Haunted by his past, terrified of exposure, and searching obsessively for redemption, Abe moves from one ruthless act to the next, tricking an alcoholic young taxi-dancer into becoming first his wife, then the mother of a child she believes is his. When the life they have built is threatened, he becomes desperate, until even Abe himself isn’t sure how far he’ll go to keep his secret.