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You Could Do Something Amazing With Your Life (You are Raoul Moat)
Author: Andrew Hankinson

ISBN: 9781925106558
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 30 May 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.9 x 1.6
Description:
Winner of a UK Northern Writers Award

Raoul Moat was the fugitive Geordie bodybuilder-mechanic who became notorious one hot July week when, after killing his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend, shooting her in the stomach, and blinding a policeman, he disappeared into the woods of Northumberland, evading discovery for seven days - even after TV tracker Ray Mears was employed by the police to find him. Eventually, cornered by the police, Moat shot himself.

Andrew Hankinson, a journalist from Newcastle, re-tells Moat's story using Moat's words, and those of the state services which engaged with him, bringing the reader disarmingly close at all times to the mind of Moat. It is a reading experience unrelieved by authorial distance or expert interpretation. The narrative Hankinson has woven is entirely compelling, even if Moat's weaknesses are never far from sight, requiring the reader to work out where he or she should stand.

About the Author

A 34-year-old award-winning writer. Non-fiction book You Could Do Something Amazing With...

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