Returning to Manchester, her broken home, Esther moves back to the flat she used to share with her best friend Donna.
Surrounded by empty gin bottles, with her past life safely taped up in stacked cardboard boxes, she proceeds to turn her back on a 'real world' that seems meaningless and absurd.
Instead she lives in her own head. Then she meets Newton, a care-worn American wanderer with a drinker's face and an angel's smile.
Newton changes everything. But for how long?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, 1 col. port.
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/03/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099437857
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Review by emed0s
The book has some really brilliant paragraphs but it's the whole ensemble that makes it worth reading. A portrait of an artist in the urban rutine of bars, pubs, cafes, old friends, new friends and long walks over the tarmac. I loved the fact that the drink tea and not coffee at the cafes, the tarmac, as well as every window, is always wet cause it always rains in Manchester not matter the season and a ballpen it's called a Biro ... so I enjoyed the british side of it quite a lot.