Melville House has acquired three books from British novelist David Peace: Red or Dead, The Damned Utd and GB84.
Peace made Granta’s Best Young British Novelists list in 2003 and Red or Dead the shortlist for the Goldsmiths Prize. The novel will come out in spring 2014 and the two other novels will follow. Check it out:
Red or Dead is a fictional biography of legendary Liverpool Football Club coach Bill Shankly. Nicola Barker, a judge for the Goldsmiths Prize, called the book “monolithic,” an “ecstatic” work that “hypnotises.” “It is truly brave and utterly heroic,” says Barker. “I don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite like Red or Dead before. Not ever.”