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My Little Armalite

by James Hawes

My Little Armalite Synopsis

John Goode is a leftie lecturer who just wants to give his beloved wife and kids a normal life. You know: north London, good schools, nice neighbours, sash windows... yes, you know. But who can afford that kind of normal these days? Goode can only daydream of becoming a television academic, or else of a bloody great economic crash that would make his job worth something again. So when he stumbles on a long-buried assault rifle whilst planting plum-trees for his children, he soon begins to wonder if this might be just the tool to seriously renegociate his family's future...

My Little Armalite Press Reviews

Hawes scatters pellets of satirical wit on the twitchy paranoia of the ageing liberal * Arena * Terrific black satire -- Toby Clements * Daily Telegraph * Very witty... Both laddish and slyly intelligent, Hawes has his cake and eats it * Daily Telegraph * Hawes has developed into a prolifically inventive and increasingly subtle satirist. Though the current novel features all his regular trademarks - black humour, sharp dialogue and a plot that goes off with all guns blazing in every respect - one senses that this book is also Hawes's homage to one of the great academic satires of the last century, Malcolm Bradbury's The History Man * Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099513254
Publication date: 6th August 2009
Author: James Hawes
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About James Hawes

James Hawes is the author of six novels, including White Powder, Green Light and Speak for England. He lives in Cardiff.

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