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Three characters, tangled together in a topsy-turvy world, fall into London: Vinda, the ersatz dominatrix, lives with her aunt and uncle and hunts for jobs when she isn?t dispensing cheap thrills to nervous lawyers; Angel, her cousin, thief and Elvis impersonator, sings like the King but risks his freedom for the lustre of a rhinestone suit; and Regis, a broken-hearted bounty hunter from Los Angeles, drifts through grey streets, stranded between his prey and his own crumpled past. A patchwork of modern Black and Asian urban life, Trussed is clever, funny, weird and tragic. Shiromi Pinto?s disorientated trio attempt, with varying success, to unravel the emotional and moral confusion that binds their lives. In their search for redemption, her characters shed names, skins, even souls - before reconciling themselves to their own private fates.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 15mm | 18g
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852429135
  • 9781852429133

About Shiromi Pinto

Shiromi Pinto was born in London in 1971. Of Sri Lankan ancestry, she was raised in Montreal and studied religion and non-western histories in Canada. After returning to London to take an MA at SOAS, she travelled widely, and directed a short educational film in Mali. She has written numerous short stories, and now lives in London. Trussed is her debut novel.
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?Told at breakneck speed, it?s a brilliant tragicomedy that?s short on melodrama and long on laughs? Diva ?Fast, blackly funny and so cool that it hurts? The Times ?Pinto combines the hilarious and the devastating to incredible effect? Book Munch An audacious debut novel which rises above the predictable. * The Independent on Sunday *
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