Gee, M (2019) Blood. Fentum Press. ISBN 9781909572126


When corrupt, brutal dentist, Albert Ludd is found battered and bloody after failing to attend a memorial party for his youngest son, a soldier killed in Afghanistan, suspicion falls on his other children - especially 37-year-old buxom bruiser Monica Ludd, who was heard uttering threats against her absent father. How come her car is found outside his house? Why did she buy a large axe? Yet Monica's a senior teacher... Blood is a Gothic black comedy seen through the eyes of six-foot Monica, who speaks her secret thoughts aloud and who has been banned from using social media by the principal of her school: Governors queried your use of moron and t**t . Set in anarchic, Brexit-ing Britain where terrorism has become routine, Blood asks serious questions about contemporary life: what can we do with the monstrous men who bully women and the weak? Can we wait for a world of order and justice? If we hit back, can the circle of violence ever be broken?

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