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Board of Life

Board of Life (Paperback)

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Andrew Wood's compelling second novel is a powerful story of one teenager's lonely descent into alcoholism and depression. Set in the North East of England in 1987, Board Of Life follows Alex Roberts as he graduates from college and embarks on the soul-destroying search for work. Proving more difficult than ever imagined, he inevitably finds himself alone, a drink his only companion. Feelings of isolation deepen as, one by one, all his friends start their own careers. When he is caught up in the murder of a popular pensioner, he soon realises that his loneliness and desperation are just beginning. Barely able to cope with the impossible struggle that every day brings, he is forced down an unbearable path that has devastating consequences...

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: CreateSpace Publication Date: 01/05/2010 ISBN-13: 9781451575637  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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I'm a writer initially from Bury in Greater Manchester but now living in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire. I've also spent a lot of my life in Whitley Bay, near Newcastle, and was a student, all those years ago, in South Wales. I still consider myself a northerner and am a keen follower of Manchester City Football Club. Although originally qualified in Manufacturing Engineering, I have spent most of my career in the I.T Industry as a software developer. In the last 6 years or so I have gradually moved over to project management, still with software applications. I have skillfully avoided anything to do with hardware and also web development, concentrating on windows programs with connections to databases. Outside of work I have a 7 year old son who fills up a lot of my time. When not relaxing with him I'm a keen runner and love cooking and socialising with friends. I've always wanted to be a writer and have now taken the leap to do this full time.

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