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The Ginger in this book is unemployed and totally disheartened with family life and has no idea where he would end up. Being 18 doesn't mean you are having the time of your life and Ginger is bored of the whole thing, that is before he found a diamond ring in his fish and chip supper. When he found out the ring belonged to the local gangster he tried to get rid of it but it wasn't going to be that easy. I found the humour very dry and the story a little dark in places but I couldn't help loving the book. Ginger had some very 'odd' friends and the way they were written in the story kept the pace up and I couldn't put it down.
Carol Peace, A LoveReading Ambassador
Hull, 1998. Unemployed, single and broke. These chains are what eighteen-year-old Ginger is determined to break free from, away from his indifferent parents and toward the ever-elusive achievement of a girlfriend. Life is monotonous to the point of tears - until the chance acquisition of a gold ring unbalances Ginger's whole world. Suddenly Ginger finds himself caught up with violence and tinpot crime, betrayed by his best friend and escaping from local villains desperate to reclaim their property. An encounter with a middle class 'daddy's girl', hitching a ride for a little excitement, holds promise - but when her own questionable past is thrown into the light, their situation worsens and the frying pan erupts into the fire. With their lives at risk, they must hatch a plan to turn the tables on their enemies and dare to play the criminals at their own game. A hilarious tale of kidnapping, bad sex and self-discovery.
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Publication date: 02/05/2019
Publisher: Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing
|Publication date:||2nd May 2019|
|Publisher:||Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing|
|Genres:||Humour, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Arthur Grimestead was born in Hull, but doesn't blame anyone. He lives with a woman, a dog, and a cat (no order of preference). This is his debut.More About Arthur Grimestead