Swing Hammer Swing

Swing Hammer Swing

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Jeff Torrington's startlingly original first novel is set in Glasgow, Scotland, during a single-week in the late sixties. Christmas is approaching, and Thomas Clay is beset with mounting problems: his wife is in the maternity hospital prematurely; he's waiting for news of their transfer to "Legoland" high-rise housing - or for his tenement to be demolished beneath his very feet; he has no job, and his novel is, as yet, unpublished. Staggering from crisis to crisis, Thomas Clay is a man pursued - by petty gangsters, his Mafia-like in-laws, a doppelganger, and by time itself. He may imagine he has evaded the tyranny of clocks by escaping the nine-to-five, but no matter how fast he runs, the Grim Reaper seems cold on his heels.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 35.56mm | 635.03g
  • Harcourt Brace International
  • Orlando, United States
  • English
  • American ed.
  • 0151874271
  • 9780151874279

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222 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 34% (75)
4 36% (81)
3 23% (50)
2 4% (9)
1 3% (7)
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