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The Yips
Author: Nicola Barker

ISBN: 9780007476664
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 3 April 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 3.6
The hilarious Man Booker-longlisted novel from the author of ‘Darkmans' and ‘The Burley Cross Postbox Theft'. 'There was a rat in the bath', Gene explains. 'It's a long story, but basically I fished it out and was carrying around by the tail, not quite sure how to dispose of it, when I managed to barge in on this woman having a genital tattoo'.2006 is a foreign country; they do things differently there. Tiger Woods' reputation is entirely untarnished and the English Defence League does not exist yet. Storm-clouds of a different kind are gathering above the bar of Luton's less than exclusive Thistle Hotel. Among those caught up in the unfolding drama are a man who's had cancer seven times, a woman priest with an unruly fringe, the troubled family of a notorious local fascist, an interfering barmaid with three E's at A-level but a PhD in bullshit, and a free-thinking Muslim sex therapist and his considerably more pious wife. But at the heart of every intrigue and the bottom of every mystery is the repugnantly charismatic figure of Stuart Ransom – a golfer in free-fall.Nicola Barker's THE YIPS is at once a historical novel of the pre-Twitter moment, the filthiest state-of...

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