The hilarious Man Booker-longlisted novel from the author of `Darkmans', Nicola Barker. 2006 is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
Tiger Woods' reputation is entirely untarnished and the English Defence League does not exist yet.
Stormclouds of a different kind are gathering above the bar of Luton's less than exclusive Thistle Hotel.
Among those caught up in the unfolding drama are a man who's had cancer seven times, a woman priest with an unruly fringe, the troubled family of a notorious local fascist, an interfering barmaid with three E's at A-level but a PhD in bullshit, a free-thinking Muslim sex therapist and his considerably more pious wife.
But at the heart of every intrigue and the bottom of every mystery is the repugnantly charismatic Stuart Ransom - a golfer in free-fall. Nicola Barker's Man Booker-longlisted novel `The Yips' at once a historical novel of the pre-Twitter moment, the filthiest state-of-the-nation novel since Martin Amis's `Money' and the most flamboyant piece of comic fiction ever to be set in Luton.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 560 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 05/07/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007476657
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