An art thief hired to steal copies of Hokusai's Great Wave must free an original woodblock print from a radioactive safe left abandoned in the wake of the 2011 Japan tsunami.
Aurélie is a fast-paced, tightly plotted modern noir short story from the author of the novels Shirker, Electric, Heaven and Departure Lounge.
Earlier reviews of Chad Taylor's writing:
• "Smart, original, surprising and just about as cool as a novel can get" – Washington Post
• "Enigmatic noir" – Publishers Weekly
• "Effortlessly cool" – GQ
• "Accomplished noir… clear and uncluttered" –Time Out
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About the Author
Chad Taylor is the author of the novels Departure Lounge, Electric, Shirker, Heaven and Pack of Lies. He was awarded the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship in 2001 and the Auckland University Literary Fellowship in 2003. Heaven was made into a feature film by Miramax, and his novels and short stories have been translated into several languages. His most recent novel is The Church of John Coltrane.