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Ned Beauman's 'Glow' puts an unconventional spin on a thriller plot
Ned Beauman's 'Glow' puts an unconventional spin on a thriller plot

Ned Beauman is one of those rare novelists who can dream up intricate, incongruous plots, pepper them with historical facts, whip in biting British humor, and just like that — they become almost believable. Not quite 30, this British Bright Young Thing's first two novels, "Boxer, Beetle" and "The Teleportation Accident," were set in the tumultuous 1930s, and both involved sinister Nazi-inspired subtexts, which served Beauman's satirical ear for dialogue, arcane trivia and caustic witticism well. Both garnered awards, with "The Teleportation Accident" landing on the Man Booker Prize long list. Beauman's third novel, "Glow,"...

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