Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma

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Introduces an irresistible new Scottish voice... Morvern Callar crossed with Shameless's Debbie.
     Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2012

Doug kissed Ma on the side of the head and I was nudged out by the side of his face. He turned to me with a sloppy grin and I raised my hand and squeezed his big, oily nose, giving it a good twist while I shouted 'Honk! Honk!' right into his stupid face. I was thinking that at least Tony Hogan bought me an ice-cream float before he stole my ma.

Tony Hogan tells the story of a Scottish childhood of filthy council flats and B&Bs, screeching women, feckless men, fags and booze and drugs, the dole queue and bread and marge sandwiches. It is also the story of an irresistible, irrepressible heroine, a dysfunctional family you can't help but adore, the absurdities of the eighties and the fierce bonds that tie people together no matter what.

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KERRY HUDSON was born in Aberdeen. Growing up in a succession of council estates, B&Bs and caravan parks provided her with a keen eye for idiosyncratic behaviour and plenty of material for this, her first novel. She currently lives, works and writes in London.

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"Colourful, funny, joyful and compelling" Observer "There's little doubt that this young writer is going to be a star... In the course of this picaresque and haunting tale, Hudson achieves something rare and remarkable. While comparison will inevitably be made between her work and that of Irvine Welsh or Alan Warner, she is wholly individual" -- Rosemary Goring Herald Scotland "Kerry Hudson's fine, eloquent debut novel traces the peripatetic childhood of Janie Ryan...her tale is full of warmth and bittersweet humour" Financial Times "Real and heartfelt... Hudson avoids the usual sentimental cliches and gives us, without a shred of hipster cynicism, the hope and tough warmth for which she has such a sharp eye" -- Jenn Ashworth Guardian "A gritty, tough, sweet , sad, funny story of urban survival. Recommended" Diva

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