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Publisher's Summary

A brilliant new translation of one of Simenon's best loved masterpieces.
'A certain furtive, almost shameful emotion...disturbed him whenever he saw a train go by, a night train especially, its blinds drawn down on the mystery of its passengers.'
Kees Popinga is a respectable Dutch citizen and family man. Then he discovers that his boss has bankrupted the shipping firm he works for - and something snaps.
Kees used to watch the trains go by to exciting destinations. Now, on some dark impulse, he boards one at random and begins a new life of recklessness and violence. This chilling portrayal of a man who breaks from society and goes on the run asks who we are and what we are capable of.
©1953 Georges Simenon (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Classic Simenon...extraordinary in its evocative power." (Independent)
"What emerges is the bare human animal." (John Gray)
"Read him at your peril, avoid him at your loss." (Sunday Times)
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