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The Blade Artist

Irvine Welsh

  • First edition
  • Signed by the author

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Hardcover New and Signed First Edition, First Printing. Dust jacket is in fine condition.

Jim Francis has finally found the perfect life – and is now unrecognisable, even to himself. A successful painter and sculptor, he lives quietly with his wife, Melanie, and their two young daughters, in an affluent beach town in California. But Francis has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different set of values. When he crosses the Atlantic to his native Scotland, for the funeral of a murdered son he barely knew, his old Edinburgh community expects him to take bloody revenge. But as he confronts his previous life, all those friends and enemies – and, most alarmingly, his former self – Francis seems to have other ideas.

The Blade Artist is an elegant, electrifying novel – ultra violent but curiously redemptive – and it marks the return of one of modern fiction’s most infamous, terrifying characters, the incendiary Francis Begbie from Trainspotting.

  • ISBN 9780224102155
  • Title The Blade Artist
  • Author Irvine Welsh
  • Publisher Vintage
  • Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • Binding Hardback
  • Publication date Thursday 7th April 2016
  • Width 16.2cm
  • Height 24cm
  • Thickness 2.8cm
  • Weight 522g
  • Number of pages 273

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