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'Thorne's clear, deep, slightly sardonic style is a real find and eschews youthful show-offery to create a story with many levels, and characters whose frayed edges cast them in sharp relief against a background of a decaying tourist town. Tourist, the story of an attempt to shrug off all-town boredom by creating a futuristic nightclub, is an understated triumph' The Big Issue 'In clear and intelligent prose, Thorne portrays the sad sickliness of those who try to make a lifestyle out of a place that should only be visited. The subculture of this seaside town will hang around like the aroma of old chips' Gill Hornby, Timesshow more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 16mm | 224g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753811375
  • 9780753811375

About Matt Thorne

Matt Thorne lives in London with his wife. He's a full-time writer and book reviewer. He co-edited the controversial NEW PURITANS ANTHOLOGY along with his partner in crime, Nicolas more

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28 ratings
3.17 out of 5 stars
5 7% (2)
4 21% (6)
3 54% (15)
2 18% (5)
1 0% (0)
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