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The Last Days of Disco (Paperback)

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Bobby and Joey's new mobile disco business seems like the answer to everything, until they lock horns with the local gangster ... First in the critically acclaimed, hilarious and heartbreaking Disco Days Trilogy, by one of Scotland's finest writers.



***Longlisted for the Authors' Club First Novel Award***



'This is a book that might just make you cry like nobody's watching' Iain MacLeod, Sunday Mail



'Ross creates beautifully rounded characters full of humanity and perhaps most of all, hope. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It s rude, keenly observed and candidly down to earth' Liam Rudden, Scotsman



'Warm, funny and evocative' Chris Brookmyre



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Early in the decade that taste forgot, Fat Franny Duncan is on top of the world. He is the undoubted King of the Ayrshire Mobile Disco scene, controlling and ruling the competition with an iron fist. But the future is uncertain. A new partnership is coming and is threatening to destroy the big man's empire...



Bobby Cassidy and Joey Miller have been best mates since primary school. Joey is an idealist; Bobby just wants to get laid and avoid following his brother Gary to the Falklands. A partnership in their new mobile disco venture seems like the answer to everything.



The Last Days of Disco is about family, music, small-time gangsters ... and the fear of being sent to the Falklands by the biggest gangster of them all. Witty, energetic and entirely authentic, it's also heartbreakingly honest, weaving together tragedy and comedy with an uncanny and unsettling elegance. A simply stunning debut.



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'Crucially Ross's novel succeeds in balancing light and dark, in that it can leap smoothly from brutal social realism to laugh-out-loud humour within a few sentences' Press & Journal



'More than just a nostalgic recreation of the author's youth, it's a compassionate, affecting story of a family in crisis at a time of upheaval and transformation, when disco wasn't the only thing whose days were numbered' Herald Scotland



'There's a bittersweet poignancy to David F. Ross's debut novel, The Last Days of Disco' Edinburgh Evening News



'Full of comedy, pathos and great tunes' Hardeep Singh Kohli



'Dark, hilarious and heartbreaking' Muriel Gray



'Captures the time, the spirit ... I loved it' John Niven



'If I saw that in a store I would buy it without even looking at what was inside' Irvine Welsh



'Like the vinyl that crackles off every page, The Last Days of Disco is as warm and authentic as Roddy Doyle at his very best' Nick Quantrill

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Orenda Books Publication Date: 15/03/2015 ISBN-13: 9781910633021  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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David F. Ross was born in Glasgow in 1964 and has lived in Kilmarnock for over thirty years. He is a graduate of the Mackintosh School of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art, an architect by day, and a hilarious social media commentator, author and enabler by night. His most prized possession is a signed Joe Strummer LP. Since the publication of his debut novel The Last Days of Disco, he's become something of a media celebrity in Scotland, with a signed copy of his book going for GBP500 at auction, and the German edition has not left the bestseller list since it was published.

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