My Life as a Man

Frederic Lindsay

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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A chilling psychological thriller in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith

When factory owner Bernard Morton fires him from his first job, Harry Glass protests by impulsively taking off with Morton's car and its intriguing passenger, Mrs. Morton. Shocked out of the life she has been living, Mrs. Morton forms a bond with Harry as they are pursued from one city to another by her husband and his brother Norman. Bernard wants his wife back; Norman is more concerned with the contents of a briefcase left in the car boot. When Harry and Mrs Morton are given shelter in a remote house in the Highlands, it appears that they have found refuge. But appearances can be very wrong.

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  PROLOGUEEndingsCHAPTER ONEThe day my wife died, 15 February 2003, turned out to be an exceptional day of winter sunshine. It was a day to enjoy the harmless pleasures of self-congratulation: sit in the conservatory, admire the garden and decide we hadn’t done too badly with our lives. We’d been married a long time. That morning, though, Eileen had a different idea.‘I want you to go on the demonstration,’ she said.I knew at once what she was talking about. The previous day’s papers had been full of them, demonstrations all over the world, and today Glasgow was

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Praise for Frederic Lindsay and My Life as a Man

“The scariest coming-of-age story you’re likely to read. Lindsay will scare the bejesus out of you.”
- Kirkus Reviews

“One of the most potent voices in contemporary Scottish fiction.”
- The Herald (UK)

“A novel with a wholly individual flavor. Frederic Lindsay is one of the most interesting and underrated of contemporary Scottish novelists.”
- The Scotsman (UK)

“Brilliantly told.”
- Crime Scene Scotland (UK)

“Unusual . . . holds the attention from start to finish.”
- The Sunday Herald (UK)

“Lindsay can chill you to the bone.”
- The Listener (UK)


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Frederic Lindsay

Born and raised in Glasgow, Frederic Lindsay now lives in Edinburgh. After graduating with first-class honors in English Literature and Language he worked as a library assistant, a teacher and a lecturer before becoming a full-time writer in 1979. He is the author of several other highly praise suspense novels published in the U.K.

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My Life as a Man
Frederic Lindsay

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312376390
ISBN10: 0312376391
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$24.95

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2009
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ISBN: 9781429966146
ISBN10: 1429966149
272 pages
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