Herding Cats

Herding Cats

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In a small town in the south west of England, a brutal turf war is raging quietly, Rivals of a large pork pie manufacturer are being dealt with one by one. Caught up in the thick of things is Gary Shrubble, award-dodging journalist of the town's only newspaper. Gary has a hunch that this is the Big One, the story that will free him forever from the mind-numbing tedium of local reporting. Enter Tim Power, would-be hot-shot advertiser, whose girlfriend has placed him on a strick twelve-month relationship test. Dragged reluctantly into the war, Tim discovers that bad advertising can be every bit as effective as good advertising, provided you don't mind upsetting borderline psychopaths along the way. After being savaged by a very small dog during a burglary, Alistaire Smythe, the town's sole surviving skinhead, is that very psychopath. Recently recruited by a man with a vested Interest in the Pork Wars, advertisers, journalists and rival meat producers are suddenly ripe for the kicking...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 125.5 x 200.7 x 24.4mm | 254.02g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552770906
  • 9780552770903
  • 2,063,047

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More "hi-octane hi-jinx" from the author of Big Spender and Stickleback. In a small town in the south west of England, rivals of a large business are being brutally dealt with one by one. Enter Tim Power, hotshot advertiser, whose girlfriend has placed him on a strict 12-month relationship test. Caught in a commercial war between two low-grade meat producers, Tim discovers that bad advertising can be every bit as effective as good advertising, provided you don't mind upsetting violent psychopaths with dubious family histories. Worse than this, Tim finds to his cost that failing in a relationship can be even more harmful to your health than accidentally offending tyrants with a passion for meat grinding.show more

About John McCabe

John McCabe is the author of three other acclaimed novels, Stickleback, Paper and Snakeskin. His latest novel Herding Cats is now available from Doubleday.show more

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2 13% (4)
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