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The Backstreets of Purgatory

The Backstreets of Purgatory (Hardback)

By Taylor, Helen

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Finn Garvie's life is one spectacular mess. He spends most of his time fannying around a makeshift Glasgow studio, failing to paint his degree portfolio, while his girlfriend Lizzi treats him like one of her psychology patients, and his best friend Rob is convinced that the tatto...os he designs are the height of artistic achievement. To top it all, Finn is worried that some stinking bastard is hanging around, spying on him, laughing at his cock-ups and eating his leftover curry. Fortunately, he has plenty of techniques to distract him - tackling the church hall renovations with the help of his alcoholic neighbour; pining after Kassia, the splendidly stroppy au-pair; and re-reading that book on Caravaggio, his all-time hero. Things take a turn for the strange when he finally encounters the person who's been bugging him, and it seems to be none other than Caravaggio himselfa Art, truth and madness come to blows in this darkly funny debut novel from a startling new talent.
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ISBN 9781783525553
Released NZ 15 Jul 2018
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781783525553
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Unbound
Released 15 Jul 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Taylor, Helen
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 141mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 41mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 641g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Glasgow Scotland - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade