Nobody Loves A Ginger Baby

Nobody Loves A Ginger Baby

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Everybody's on anti-depressants. They're all suffering from Post Romantic Stress Disorder. Not being happy all the time makes them unhappy and stressed. Nowadays, not being happy is deeply unfashionable and therefore quite intolerable, and so everybody's (secretly) on the happy pills. Bertha chucks Donnie who goes out with Daphne and begs her not to chuck him but then he chucks her and returns to Bertha who inevitably chucks him again. Carol has uninhibited sex which ends with her panty liner stuck to the bottom of someone's shoe. Donnie, after a mystery bite in a Third World country, thinks he's incubating a nest of spiders up his bum. Daphne gets fat. She makes soup all the time and wonders if Woolworths sell a hosepipe to fit a Vauxhall Vectra. Pierce is a fat balding womaniser whose only steady relationship is with a cup at the sperm bank. He's the only one not on anti-depressants, and he's the hero. But it's not all sniffles and tears. After a few undignified deaths and some life-affirming events it all ends cheerily enough with Pierce saving the day and everybody taking a metaphorical shake to themselves.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 27.94mm | 340.19g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552777226
  • 9780552777223

About Laura Marney

Laura Marney was born in Glasgow and has a Business Administration degree. A graduate of the Glasgow and Strathclyde mlitt Creative Writing course, many of her short stories have been published in magazines and anthologies or broadcast on the radio. In her spare time she teaches creative writing and aerobics. She is the author of No Wonder I Take a Drink, Nobody Loves a Ginger Baby and Only Strange People Go to Church.show more