The End of Alice treads the thin line between the evil and the everyday and caused a major controversy when it was first released in the US.
The story centres on the correspondence of two paedophiles: one, the narrator, is a middle-aged child-killer serving his twenty-third year in prison; the other, his slang-speaking, sweet-seeming admirer, is a nineteen-year-old girl intent on seducing a young neighbourhood boy.
Slowly, through these letters, the narrator's dangerous character emerges.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 04/04/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781847087256