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Confessions Of A Corner Boy 
     

Confessions Of A Corner Boy 

by Tom O'Brien
 

Terry, Chris, and Larry are three Irish friends in the London of the 1960s with little in common except their liking for 'dishonest work'. Chris is a pickpocket in the West End; the time of the first race determines what time Larry gets out of bed; Terry's aversion to manual labor is so strong that he says 'I'd rather starve than work on the f.....g buildings'.

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Terry, Chris, and Larry are three Irish friends in the London of the 1960s with little in common except their liking for 'dishonest work'. Chris is a pickpocket in the West End; the time of the first race determines what time Larry gets out of bed; Terry's aversion to manual labor is so strong that he says 'I'd rather starve than work on the f.....g buildings'. Then there's Bannaher, the big man, the 'subby', who is publicising his new pub venture by having a friend of theirs temporarily buried alive in the pub's back garden. 'A charity lie-in', he calls it. Into this comes Tessa, blonde, English, and mysterious. Tessa is, as she puts it, 'out to screw the world before it screws me'. Before she is finished, all their lives are changed irrevocably. Terry has been to prison, Larry is a cripple, and Bannaher's empire just keeps growing. It's a tale of greed and deception that trawls the pubs and building sites of Kilburn and Cricklewood and the mean streets of Limerick.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413711790
Publisher:
Publish America
Publication date:
03/08/2004
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
0.44(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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