Their Wildest Dreams

Their Wildest Dreams

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 30mm | 281.23g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141011300
  • 9780141011301

Review Text

Single parent Mackie wakes up one morning to a hefty Inland Revenue bill her husband hadn't mentioned in the divorce negotiations. Then she loses her cleaning job and decides to create a new identity as an exotic dancer. Her daugher Lianne is having adventures of her own with an athletic ranch hand. Writer Nick Loeb is about to lose his publishing contract if he can't kick-start the new novel but an online critic suggests a way forward - maybe he could shadow her cop ex-husband and learn a little more about police procedure? Abrahams sets these various plots in motion then dexterously interweaves them, dropping a few pithy comments on male-female relationships in passing. The climax of the novel centres on a new type of American frontiersman, the Russian immigrant Samsonov, who owns sleazy clubs on both sides of the Mexican border but wants to make it really rich. For the more literarily-inclined reader, Abrahams includes a few self-referential remarks on the art of the novel, particularly novels centerting on the concept of the new American frontier. This is the kind of novel often described as an enjoyable romp - believable characters, well-realised setting and a quick-pacedc plot. it's light on the graphic violence, death isn't taken too seriously and although somewhere in there is a moral about greed, it's not exactly over-developed. (Kirkus UK)show more

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