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The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

by Irvine Welsh

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins Synopsis

When Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms a gunman chasing two frightened homeless men, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind and, within hours, Lucy is a media hero. The solitary eye-witness is the depressed and overweight Lena Sorensen, who becomes obsessed with Lucy and signs up as her client - though she seems more interested in the trainer's body than her own. When the two women find themselves more closely aligned, and can't stop thinking about the sex lives of Siamese twins, the real problems start...In the aggressive, foul-mouthed trainer, Lucy Brennan, and the needy, manipulative Lena Sorensen, Irvine Welsh has created two of his most memorable female protagonists, and one of the most bizarre, sado-masochistic folies a deux in contemporary fiction. Featuring murder, depravity and revenge - and enormous amounts of food and sex - The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins taps into two great obsessions of our time - how we look and where we live - and tells a story so subversive and dark it blacks out the Florida sun.

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins Press Reviews

'[Welsh] has never written with greater verve... This is a novel packed with energy.' -- Tom Adair Scotsman


'Shady, crazy and dark. Shortlist Welsh doesn't disappoint... Bag yourself a ringside seat.' -- Elena Seymenliyska Daily Telegraph


'This is a visceral romp of a novel, a manic endorphin rush of a read that nevertheless also manages to sneak in some serious commentary on the state of American society, putting this book right up there with the best of Irvine Welsh's work.' -- Doug Johnstone Independent on Sunday


'Not only cleverly conceived but genuinely, hauntingly, transgressive.' -- Sandra Newman Guardian


'Razor-sharp prose... Both Lucy and Lena dazzle in this hugely entertaining read.' -- Kevin Scott List Boisterous, exuberant. Sunday Times


'A compelling read.' -- Russell Leadbetter Glasgow Sunday Herald

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ISBN: 9780099535560
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780224087889
Publication date: 01/05/2014
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Vintage
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099535560
Publication date: 2nd April 2015
Author: Irvine Welsh
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh is the author of eight works of fiction including Trainspotting, Porno, Glue and The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs. He lives in Dublin.

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