Gloryhole UK plc: some protest stories

Gloryhole UK plc: some protest stories

by W K Grainger

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Overview

A book of topical short stories. Kitchen sink realism; anti-capitalist; tales of ordinary people in today's austerity Britain...

A glossy lifestyle magazine interviews a Walthamstow couple about soft furnishings, designer clothes, the flexible labour market and Marxist theory. In the eponymous novelette, crowds fete the 'warrior king', his fourth wife and eight children at the 2045 Empire Day parade alongside a government made up of celebrities, corporations and the military.
An unemployed forklift truck driver sits at home in Stockport with his philosophical cat. A cleaner writes to her sister in Ghana. Meanwhile, back in 1983 a young Etonian - looking forward to the Bullingdon Club and a brilliant career - records his thoughts on a day out in Hyde Park heckling CND supporters.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500495084
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/17/2014
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

WK Grainger is a low-paid public sector worker living with his young family on a council estate in the north of England. He has been a teacher, clerk, union activist and road sweeper, and previously worked in the freight industry and stockbroking. Originally from the south of England, he now lives in the north where he wrote this collection of short stories about the effects of austerity politics on British society. He hopes to write some more stories but is still doing the day job.

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