Never Never

Never Never

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Eric is 31, a debt counsellor and his life is a lie. When he's not busy getting the dispossessed of West Cumbria's debts written off, he's bouncing the cost of his increasingly excessive lifestyle between several accounts - some of which aren't exactly high-street. His girlfriend Charlotte has no idea how imperilled their home is.

Until the postcards begin to arrive, each with one word written on the back of a photo of a caravan: Coerce. Harrassment. Distress. Eric has a frightening puzzle to solve while juggling his finances. And life gets more complicated as he reconnects with the old love of his life in Manchester: Julie, a strange, fragile body artist.

To save his house, Eric hatches a plan with his client Doreen to max out her cards, sell the goods, divide the spoils and declare her bankrupt. He needs the money urgently: Manchester loanshark the Overspill Mayor is making sinister threats to Julie, demanding to know where his little Damon-from-Blur-boy is. And Eric would do anything for Julie to stop her from going away again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 20mm | 265g
  • Tindal Street Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0955647606
  • 9780955647604
  • 1,693,614

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This clever novel couldn't be more timely ... Forces us to confront society's incredible thirst for credit * Observer * Cometh the hour, cometh the novelist - it would be hard to imagine a book that scored a more penetrating bull's-eye on the target of the moment * Independent * Addresses the current issue of bad credit: an amusing black comedy in how not to manage finances-or relationships * FT * One hundred and fifty words by Gaffney are more worthwhile than novels by a good many others * Guardian *
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About David Gaffney

David Gaffney was born in West Cumbria, and now lives in Manchester. He has worked as a film studies lecturer, a holiday camp entertainer, a medical records clerk, a pub pianist, a debt counsellor in Moss Side, and now works for a shadowy government organisation. His short short story collections Sawn Off Tales and Aromabingo have been highly acclaimed.
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25 ratings
3.08 out of 5 stars
5 8% (2)
4 16% (4)
3 56% (14)
2 16% (4)
1 4% (1)
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