Double glazing salesman, Alan, and his buddy, Beale, limp from one disaster to the next as alcoholism, a dead dog, and gambling debts drag Beale down and Alan with him.
This is a fantastic gritty
urban novel. Set in Manchester, it's the side of life rarely seen. Alan is a great character, and you have to feel for him at the end despite all of his bad choices. All
is believable and told in Ray Banks' unique and enjoyable style.
4.5 out of 5