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Their Lips Talk of Mischief

Their Lips Talk of Mischief

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ISBN
9780571311286
Published
02/07/2015
9780571311286
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
352

About the Book

High up in the Conrad Flats that loom bleakly over Acton, two future stars of the literary scene - or so they assume - are hard at work, tapping out words of wit and brilliance between ill-paid jobs writing captions for the Cat Calendar 1985 and blurbs for trashy novels with titles like Brothel of the Vampire. Just twenty-one but already well entrenched in a life eked out on dole payments, pints and dollops of porridge and pasta, Llewellyn and Cunningham don't have it too bad: a pub on the corner, a misdirected parental allowance, and the delightful company of Aoife, Llewellyn's model fiancée, mother of his young baby - and the woman of Cunningham's increasingly vivid dreams.

Alan Warner's superb new novel sees the author of Morvern Callar at the top of his game.

High up in the Conrad Flats that loom bleakly over Acton, two future stars of the literary scene - or so they assume - are hard at work, tapping out words of wit and brilliance between ill-paid jobs writing captions for the Cat Calendar 1985 and blurbs for trashy novels with titles like Brothel of the Vampire. Just twenty-one but already well entrenched in a life eked out on dole payments, pints and dollops of porridge and pasta, Llewellyn and Cunningham don't have it too bad: a pub on the corner, a misdirected parental allowance, and the delightful company of Aoife, Llewellyn's model fiancée, mother of his young baby - and the woman of Cunningham's increasingly vivid dreams.Alan Warner's superb new novel sees the author of Morvern Callar at the top of his game.
  • Alan Warner

    Alan Warner is the author of seven previous novels: Morvern Callar, which was made into a film starring Samantha Morton, These Demented Lands, The Sopranos, The Man Who Walks, The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven, The Stars in the Bright Sky, which was longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, and The Deadman's Pedal, which won the 2013 James Tait Black Prize.

“Adorning the cover ... is a picture of a decrepit typewriter missing multiple letters - a fitting image for a novel that thrives on exploring the gaps in narratives. For amid the lips talking of mischief, Warner also subtly mines the silences in relationships, in a story that resonates poignantly with that which remains unsaid.”
- Paperback of the Week, The Observer
“[G]litteringly explosive ... the perfect summer read.”
- The Times

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Their Lips Talk of Mischief

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