The ninth life of Louis Drax: A Novel

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Louis Drax is a boy like no other. He is brilliant and strange, and every year something violent seems to happen to him. On his ninth birthday, Louis goes on a picnic with his parents and falls off a cliff. The details are shrouded in mystery. Louis's mother is shell-shocked; his father has vanished. And after some confusion Louis himself, miraculously alive but deep in a coma, arrives at Dr. Pascal Dannachet's celebrated coma clinic...Full of astonishing twists and turns, this is a masterful tale of the secrets the human mind can hide. Liz Jensen is the acclaimed author of four other novels, most recently War Crimes for the Home. She lives in London. "Liz Jensen has written a remarkable suspense novel: tart, mysterious and wrenching."-Anthony Minghella, director of The English Patient and Cold Mountain "For everybody who thought they'd never see another novel like The Lovely Bones...By turns disarmingly comical, absorbingly suspenseful, and finally shattering."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A gripping and intelligent psychological thriller filled with crafty insights, black humor and grim twists...Fresh and original."-Miami Herald "Try putting down a book that begins: 'I'm not most kids. I'm Louis Drax. Stuff happens to me that shouldn't happen, like going on a picnic where you drown.'...Wonderfully strange...an affecting psychological novel about transgression and the mysteries of the subconscious."-People (four stars) The Ninth Life of Louis Drax packs an irresistibly twisted wallop...An exhilarating, darkly inventive read.-Elle

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Louis Drax is a boy like no other. He is brilliant and strange, and every year something violent seems to happen to him. On his ninth birthday, Louis goes on a picnic with his parents and falls off a cliff. The details are shrouded in mystery. Louis's mother is shell-shocked; his father has vanished. And after some confusion Louis himself, miraculously alive but deep in a coma, arrives at Dr. Pascal Dannachet's celebrated coma clinic...Full of astonishing twists and turns, this is a masterful tale of the secrets the human mind can hide. Liz Jensen is the acclaimed author of four other novels, most recently War Crimes for the Home. She lives in London. "Liz Jensen has written a remarkable suspense novel: tart, mysterious and wrenching."-Anthony Minghella, director of The English Patient and Cold Mountain "For everybody who thought they'd never see another novel like The Lovely Bones...By turns disarmingly comical, absorbingly suspenseful, and finally shattering."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "A gripping and intelligent psychological thriller filled with crafty insights, black humor and grim twists...Fresh and original."-Miami Herald "Try putting down a book that begins: 'I'm not most kids. I'm Louis Drax. Stuff happens to me that shouldn't happen, like going on a picnic where you drown.'...Wonderfully strange...an affecting psychological novel about transgression and the mysteries of the subconscious."-People (four stars) The Ninth Life of Louis Drax packs an irresistibly twisted wallop...An exhilarating, darkly inventive read.-Elle

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subject_facet Accident victims -- Fiction, Boys -- Fiction, Coma -- Patients -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense, Hospital patients -- Fiction, Physicians -- Fiction, Psychological fiction
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title_full The Ninth Life of Louis Drax A Novel, The ninth life of Louis Drax / Liz Jensen
title_short The ninth life of Louis Drax
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topic_facet Accident victims, Boys, Coma, Fiction, Hospital patients, Literature, Patients, Physicians