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Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma

Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma (Paperback)

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In our exclusive interview, Kerry talks about the advantages of being labelled a working-class writer, why only some people can get away bad behaviour and how a poverty of aspiration is letting down bright children from troubled backgrounds.

When Janie Ryan is born, she's just the latest in a long line of Ryan women, Aberdeen fishwives to the marrow, always ready to fight. Her violet-eyed Grandma had predicted she'd be sly, while blowing Benson and Hedges smoke rings over her Ma's swollen belly. In the hospital, her family approached her suspiciously, so close she could smell whether they'd had booze or food for breakfast. It was mostly booze. "Tony Hogan" tells the story of a Scottish childhood of filthy council flats and B&Bs, screeching women, feckless men, fags and booze and drugs, the dole queue and bread and marge sandwiches. It is also the story of an irresistible, irrepressible heroine, a dysfunctional family you can't help but adore, the absurdities of the eighties and the fierce bonds that tie people together no matter what. Told in an arrestingly original - and cry-out-loud funny - voice, it launches itself headlong into the middle of one of life's great fights, between the pull of the past and the freedom of the future. And Janie Ryan, born and bred for combat, is ready to win.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 05/07/2012 ISBN-13: 9780701186395  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Kerry Hudson was born in Aberdeen. Growing up in a succession of council estates, B&Bs and caravan parks provided her with a keen eye for idiosyncratic behaviour and plenty of material for her first novel, Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, which won the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust First Book Award and was shortlisted for an array of prizes including the Guardian First Book Award and the Sky Arts Awards. Thirst is her second novel. She currently lives, works and writes in London.

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