The first novel by the acclaimed, brilliantly unconventional Nicola Barker, prize-winning author of The YipsReversed Forecast is a vivid snapshot of pre-gentrification London and a tale of finding love in less-than-scenic places. Chance meetings between its cast of inimitably odd individuals--Ruby, the betting-shop cashier; violently disturbed (and disturbing) Vincent; Samantha, the would-be cabaret singer; and Little Buttercup, the never-quite-made-it greyhound--result in the unlikeliest of couples. There's always the risk that it could all be disastrous as characters try--or don't try--to make winning combinations. But as Ruby, the story's soft-centered heroine, observes: ""Losing, that's the whole point of the gamble."
There are no customer reviews available at this time. Would you like to write a review?
Open Road Integrated Media, LLC
October 15, 2012
Number of Print Pages*
Adobe DRM EPUB
* Number of eBook pages may differ. Click here for more information.