Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma

Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice-cream Float Before He Stole My Ma

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"A witty and lively novel set somewhere between the worlds of Roddy Doyle and Irvine Welsh." --William Dalyrymple, The Guardian

Reminiscent of early Roddy Doyle, Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma begins with our singular heroine's less than idyllic birth and quickly moves to a spectacular fight that lands Janie and her mother in a local women's shelter. From there it's on to a dodgy council flat and a succession of unsuitable men, including the hard-drinking, drug-dealing, ice-cream-buying Tony Hogan. Kerry Hudson's arrestingly original debut will enthrall readers with Janie's tragicomic and moving story about coming of age in a non-traditional family amid the absurdities of the 1980s and Thatcherite Britain.
Publisher: New York :, Penguin Books,, 2013.
ISBN: 9780143124641
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hudson Kerry
Characteristics: 266 pages ;,20 cm


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Nov 04, 2015

The story of a poverty-stricken, out of work woman trying to survive as best she can, with extremely limited resources, both physical and emotional, as viewed through the eyes of her daughter. Takes place in Britain, and is written by a woman whose childhood was spent in similar poverty. It's funny, unique, extreme and hard to put down. I loved this book.

Mar 27, 2013

I quite enjoyed this book. At times it was difficult to keep track of how much time had passed.


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