The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

by Louise Welsh (Author)

Synopsis

Set in contemporary Glasgow, The Cutting Room is narrated by Rilke, one of the most engaging, flawed and hedonistic fictional creation of recent years. When this dissolute and promiscuous auctioneer comes upon a hidden collection of violent, and highly disturbing, erotic photographs, he feels compelled to unearth more about the deceased owner who coveted them. What follows is a compulsive journey of discovery, decadence and deviousness.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 294
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Published: 01 May 2003

ISBN 10: 1841954047
ISBN 13: 9781841954042
Prizes: Winner of CWA John Creasey Memorial Award 2002. Shortlisted for Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award 2002.

Media Reviews
One of the most intriguing, assured and unputdownable debuts to come out of Scotland in recent years . . . A stunning work of fiction. * * The Sunday Times * *
I was hooked from page one. Rilke is not Welsh's only great creation. The huge supporting cast of misfits and outsiders . . . are equally memorable. And Glasgow becomes a character in itself: it is oppressive, foreboding - a dark place for a dark tale. * * The Guardian * *
What makes The Cutting Room so gripping is the combination of suspense and character as the story unfolds through the unusual eyes of Rilke . . . His horror, like the reader's, lies in the terrible intimacy, impersonality and irreversibility of what he witnesses. * * The Herald * *
In Louise Welsh crime fiction has one of its few real literary writers. The Cutting Room is a hugely commendable debut, assured and memorable. Crime fiction may have its prize-winner at last. * * Independent * *
Author Bio
Louise Welsh is the bestselling author of The Cutting Room and Tamburlaine Must Die. She was chosen as one of Britain's Best First Novelists of 2002 by the Guardian, won The Crime Writers' Association Creasey Dagger for the best first crime novel, and the Saltire First Book of The Year Award, 2002. .