My Brother's Elastic Winkle

My Brother's Elastic Winkle

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In 1945, two small Scottish brothers emigrate to the New World with their remarried mother and their Canadian soldier step dad and find that their attitudes stand out even more than their accents as they try to enjoy themselves while solving life's eternal problems in their spare time. During the summers of 1946 and 47, they discover sex, love, death and speed in the fat lane. The older brother falls head over heels in hopeless love with Carol Dunham, a sweetly made fat girl, the sort that comes into life like a cream puff and leaves it like an over succulent marshmallow. At the same time he discovers the 'truth about girls' from Arlene and Leah, two young but wilted flowers who live across the lane in the Burrard Hotel which, according to his Mum, is an SPCA for people. Meanwhile, both he and his speed-crazed brother of 'elastic winkle fame' are always up to their heedless ears in trouble and keep the neighborhood in enough antagonistic tizzy to "send those two back where they came from!"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0557080819
  • 9780557080816