Trevor Hoyle - Rule Of Night
Long-lost and highly sought after gritty British novel by acclaimed author back in
If the Sixties had been swinging, the Seventies were the hangover - darker, nastier, uglier
- especially if you lived on a council estate in the north of England.
Rule of Night was first published in 1975 and has since become a cult classic. It pre-dates
the current vogue for "hard men" and "football hoolie" books by 25 years.
It is, however, much more than this...
Trevor Hoyle creates a chillingly detailed world, where teenagers
prowl rainy flurorescent-lit streets, the backdrop provided by Ford
Cortinas, Player No 6, the factory and the relentless struggle to
maintain hope on a north of England council estate.
Trevor Hoyle, who has since been published by John Calder (home to Samuel Beckett and William
S. Burroughs), has added a fascinating afterword to his original book which has been out of
print and highly sought after for many years.
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