Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son

The Story of the Yorkshire Ripper

Gordon Burn, introduction by Denise Mina
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In Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son: The Story of the Yorkshire Ripper, Gordon Burn explores the life of Peter Sutcliffe to create a modern classic, offering one of the most penetrating and provocative insights into the mind of a murderer ever written. With a new introduction by Denise Mina.

It seemed the case of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper was finally closed when Peter Sutcliffe was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1981. But in the early 1980s Gordon Burn spent three years living in Sutcliffe's home town of Bingley, researching his life. A modern classic, Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son offers one of the most penetrating and provocative insights into the mind of a murderer ever written.

'A book which will, with some justice, be compared to In Cold Blood and The Executioner's Song. It's as if Thomas Hardy were also present at the writing of this account of the Yorkshire Ripper.' Norman Mailer

Author bio:

Gordon Burn was the author of four novels, Alma Cogan (winner of the Whitbread First Novel Prize), Fullalove, The North of England Home Service and Born Yesterday. He was also the author of the non-fiction titles Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son, Pocket Money, Happy Like Murderers, On The Way to Work (with Damien Hirst) and Best and Edwards. His last book, Sex & Violence, Death and Silence, was a collection of his essays on art.

Category: True Crime
ISBN: 9780571347278
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: August 2019
Page Extent: 384
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: True crime

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