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Man on the run: Sugar Street, by Jonathan Dee, reviewed

How long can a fugitive avoid detection after holing up in a city ‘big enough to be anonymous in’?

14 January 2023

9:00 AM

14 January 2023

9:00 AM

Sugar Street Jonathan Dee

Corsair, pp.206, 16.99

A man is driving alone across America, under the passenger seat is an envelope containing a large chunk of cash. For reasons unclear, he’s desperate to erase himself; he avoids surveillance with the inspired agility of the truly paranoid. His urge to disappear, ‘to leave as illegible a mark as possible on the Earth’, leads him to a city, ‘big enough to be anonymous in’.

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