Denby, Joolz Stone Baby

ISBN 13: 9780006514138

Stone Baby

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9780006514138: Stone Baby

A dark psycholgical thriller from a brilliant new talent, set in the out-on-the-edge world of alternative comedy.

Meet Lenny Bruce in a Dress (aka Jamie Gee), an inspirational stand-up comic with enough cutting edge to rival Boadicea. The punters love her – they think she's tough and in control – but Lily Carlson, her best friend and manager, knows better. Underneath it all, Jamie's desperate for love: the victim of a brutal past, her one fatal flaw is men, and she has an unerring ability to pick Mr Wrong.

As Jamie lurches from one bastard to the next, Lily and beautiful Asian transvestite Mojo do the damage-limitation thing. But they'd all reckoned without Sean Powers, a vicious psychopath with the face and body of a god, who threatens to smash the menage à trois that sustains them. It's easy to see what makes Jamie fall so hard for Sean, but what's in it for him? And what does he really want from her?

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‘Stone Baby uses the ingredients of the serial killer novel without any of the slick exploitative thrills of much of the genre to reveal the harm that ripples out from the damaged and damaging mind of a psychopath. It is an extraordinary achievement.’
Natasha Cooper, Express on Sunday

‘Compassionate and searingly honest, this is a book with real heart and strength’
Val McDermid, Manchester Evening News

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Meet Lenny Bruce in a Dress (aka Jamie Gee), an inspirational stand-up comic with enough cutting edge to rival Boadicea. The punters love her – they think she's tough and in control – but Lily Carlson, her best friend and manager, knows better. Underneath it all, Jamie's desperate for love: the victim of a brutal past, her one fatal flaw is men, and she has an unerring ability to pick Mr Wrong.

As Jamie lurches from one bastard to the next, Lily and beautiful Asian transvestite Mojo do the damage-limitation thing. But they'd all reckoned without Sean Powers, a vicious psychopath with the face and body of a god, who threatens to smash the menage à trois that sustains them. It's easy to see what makes Jamie fall so hard for Sean, but what's in it for him? And what does he really want from her?

”An extraordinary achievement”
NATASHA COOPER, 'Express on Sunday'

”Joolz Denby unsparingly writes her characters into the abyss to show that the cost of murder is limitless, that the worst stories never end. In doing so, her tough, tender, edgy novel is characterised by savage compassion”
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Denby, Joolz
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2001)
ISBN 10: 0006514138 ISBN 13: 9780006514138
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