Back Up

Pages: 368
Subject: Fiction, Translated Fiction
Imprint: Point Blank

Back Up

Paul Colize

Translated by Louise Rogers Lalaurie
The bestselling Belgian crime novel about an English rock ‘n' roll band
9781786071101 (1 Feb 2018)
RRP £12.99 / US$15.99

The Book

Berlin, 1967: four members of the British rock band Pearl Harbor die at the same time but in separate locations. Inexplicably, the police conclude natural causes are to blame.

Brussels, 2010: A homeless man is hit by a car outside the Gare du Midi, leaving him with locked-in syndrome, able to communicate (sometimes) by blinking.

An Irish journalist's interest is piqued. How did the members of Pearl Harbor die, and how is this linked to the homeless man in Brussels?

Additional Information

Subject Fiction, Translated Fiction
Pages 368
Imprint Point Blank


About the Author

Paul Colize is a Belgian novelist who was born in Brussels in 1953. He is the author of ten novels including Back Up, which was shortlisted for the Victor Rossel Prix and the Prix Saint-Maur en Poche. He lives in Waterloo, Belgium.


'A masterpiece.'

- Michel Bussi, author of After the Crash