Punk photographer Cass Neary, “one of noir’s great anti-heroes” (Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love
), rages back in the series that began with the award-winning novels Generation Loss
and Available Dark
Fleeing Reykjavik and a cluster of cult murders, Cass lands in London
to rendezvous with her longtime lover Quinn, a person of interest to
both Interpol and the Russian mob.
Only Quinn doesn’t show up.
Alone in London and fearing the worst, Cass hooks up with a
singer-songwriter with her own dark past, who brings her to the wrong
party. Cass becomes entangled with the party’s host, Mallo Tierney, an
eccentric gangster with a penchant for cigar cutters and neatly-wrapped
packages, and a trio of dissolute groupies connected to a notorious
Forced to run Mallo's contraband, Cass is
suddenly enmeshed in a web of murder, betrayal, and artistic and sexual
obsession that extends from London to the stark beauty of England’s
Land’s End Peninsula, where she uncovers an archeological enigma that
could change our view of human history—if she survives.
Strobe-lit against an apocalyptic background of rock and roll, rave culture, fast drugs and transgressive photography, Hard Light
continues the breathless, breathtaking saga of Cassandra Neary, “an
anti-hero for the ages. We’d follow Cass anywhere, into any glittery
abyss, and do.” [Megan Abbot, author of The Fever
: Hard Light.A Cass Neary Crime Novel
: Elizabeth Hand
Foto: Norman Walters
ELIZABETH HAND is the multiple-award-winning author of eleven novels and three collections of short fiction. Generation Loss
the first novel to feature punk photographer Cass Neary, received the
inaugural Shirley Jackson Award for best work of psychological
suspense. A New York Times
and Washington Post
Notable author, Hand is also a longtime book critic and essayist, a frequent contributor to the Washington Post
, Village Voice
, and DownEast Magazine
among many others.