Set in the often surreal world of advertising, this book follows the fortunes of Richard, a hard-drinking, fast-talking, but essentially soft-hearted creative executive. Richard unexpectedly falls head-over-heels in love with Pepper, a red-haired, newcomer in his office.
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'Pepper' follows the fortunes of Richard, a hard-drinking, fast-talking, but essentially soft-hearted young advertising executive. Richard falls head-over-heals in love-at-first-sight with Pepper, a red-haired, sartorially inept, yet endearing newcomer in his office. Tongue-tied and stricken when faced with the object of his desire, Richard has to enlist the help of his drunken alter ego in order to woo and win Pepper. Once on a slippery slope of chemical and alcohol abuse, everything begins to spiral out of control, and Richard proceeds to lose not only Pepper, but also his job, his friends, his house, his dog, his self-respect, and almost all of his marbles. Plagued by a terrifying recurrent nightmare, various debt-collectors, and frequent bouts of 'drink-fear' – his own special brand of paranoia – the one redeeming hope in his life is his enduring love for pepper. Determined to right himself for her sake, he gradually puts himself back together…
''Pepper' is wonderfully vigorous; where it's at and what it's like.'
'Funny, tender, linguistically adroit, 'Pepper' is a gloriously pungent first novel that sparkles and spits with attitude. Tristan Hawkins could torpedo several of the allegedly Best Young British novelists clean out of the Water.'
Tristan Hawkins died suddenly from an acute asthma attack in January 1997.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006546269
Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6546269