Driving Short Distances, Hardback Book

Description

Sam is 27 and needs to get a job. Keith, who claims to be a second cousin of his (absent) father, offers him one.

On Keith's card it says he does `distribution and delivery', which seems to consist of `a lot of driving around, getting out of the car for a few minutes and then getting back in', Sam tells his mother. And so the days go by, Keith driving to a trading estate, ducking into a portakabin, all the while telling Sam stories about his first boss, Geoff Crozier, his mentor in distribution and delivery.

As the weeks pass, Sam gets to know Keith's friends, flirty Hazel-Claire from whom they buy two pasties every day at lunchtime, a variety of receptionists, and a few tantalising secrets from Keith's past... As in Days of the Bagnold Summer, Joff Winterhart is a master at depicting ordinary life in all its utterly poignant and funny mundanity.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Lliterary & memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780224099806

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