Cocaine Nights

Cocaine Nights

J. G. Ballard


In Cocaine Nights, J. G. Ballard stretches the taught canvas of his transgressive imaginative and prescient over the framework of out of date secret. The surroundings: the swank Spanish hotel of Estrella de Mar, the place younger retirees from Europe's less warm climes indulge in a way of life of unending rest. Into the queasy fantastic thing about this man made setting steps Charles Prentice, a London go back and forth author who has come to go to his brother Frank, supervisor of membership Nautico—tennis and swim membership via day, coked-up discotheque through evening. Frank is in detention center, having confessed to environment an explosive hearth that has taken 5 alive. sure the confession was once coerced, Charles lances his personal research. yet Frank isn't drawn to salvation, and the Spanish police don't wish their open-and-shut case corrupted by means of a meddling Brit. Refusing to desert his campaign, Charles quickly unearths himself drawn into Estrella de Mar's darkish underworld, and as Cocaine Nights hurries up towards its worrying climax, Ballard once more unearths his visionary mastery.

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