Book: Louise Welsh «The Cutting Room»

The Cutting Room

First-novelist Welsh offers a fresh voice and an arresting plot in this darkly atmospheric portrait of Glasgow's mean streets. Gay auctioneer Rilke agrees to pack up and sell off an enormous quantity of high-quality goods in an inordinately short amount of time, no questions asked. He is a bit blinded by the huge amount of cash and fails to inquire why there's such a rush, an oversight he will soon pay for. While clearing out the attic, he discovers a horrifying packet of snuff pornography. Despite his own proclivities for promiscuous, anonymous sex, he is haunted by the woman portrayed in the photographs and determines to discover whether the events depicted actually happened. His drug-dealing transvestite friend, Les, puts him into contact with an underground pornography ring, and soon Rilke learns more than he wants to about the seamy trade. Welsh offers an immensely appealing cast of characters, from the irreverent yet softhearted Rilke to his business partner, the indefatigable...

Издательство: "Canongate Books" (2003)

ISBN: 1-84195-404-7

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Louise Welsh

Louise Welsh is an author of short stories and novels in Glasgow, Scotland.

Welsh studied history at Glasgow University and traded in second-hand bookscite web |url= http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth5689224102e1e19771kOm2B7EAD4 |title= Biography, Genres, Bibliography, Prizes & Awards, Critical Perspective |format= html |work= British Council Arts |quote= ] for several years before publishing her first novel.

Louise Welsh's debut novel "The Cutting Room" (2002)cite web |url= http://dir.salon.com/story/books/review/2003/04/08/cutting/index.html |title= "Captivating Thriller from a new Scottish Writer |author= Charles Taylor |format= html |work= Salon.com |date= 8 April 2003 |quote= ] was nominated for several literary awards including the 2003 Orange Prize for Fiction. It won the Crime Writers' Association Creasey Dagger for the best first crime novel and was a joint winner of the Saltire Society First Book of The Year Award.

Welsh's second major work, the novella "Tamburlaine Must Die" (2004),cite web |url= http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/generalfiction/story/0,,1543299,00.html |title= "Capital Encounter" |author= Paul Hamilos (interview) |format= html |work= The Guardian |date= 5 August 2005 |quote= ] fictionally recounts the last few days in the life of 16th-century English dramatist (see "Tamburlaine)" and poet Christopher Marlowe.

Her third novel, "The Bullet Trick" (2006)cite web |url= http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/crime/0,,1826032,00.html |title= "And for her next trick ..." |author= Mark Lawson |format= html |work= The Guardian |date= 22 July 2006 |quote= ] is set in Berlin, London and Glasgow and narrated from the perspective of magician and conjurer William Wilson.

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