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Curvy Lovebox [Paperback]

Nick Barlay
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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: The X Press (20 Jun 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1874509476
  • ISBN-13: 978-1874509479
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,214,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Nick Barlay is the author of three widely acclaimed novels, Curvy Lovebox, Crumple Zone and Hooky Gear, which mapped London's subcultures. He was mentioned in Granta's 'Best of Young British Novelists' in 2003.

His fourth novel, La Femme D'un Homme Qui (The Wife of a Man Who), was published in France by Quidam and highly praised as a masterpiece.

He has also written short stories, award-winning radio plays and wide-ranging journalism for newspapers and magazines.

'Scattered Ghosts', his first non-fiction work, explores the 200-year history of his Hungarian Jewish family. It is published by I.B.Tauris in October 2013.

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A novel covering 24 hours and revolving around petty hoodlums Tax and Nood, a drugs rip-off, a wedding and an unforgiving revenge.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Curvey Lovebox. Take the plung. 28 Nov 1998
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Curvey Lovebox, called "a chemical fueled trip through the wrong side of town" is a novel that crowds us out of our own space with the relentless detail and language of London's underground club scene. Barlay deftly tips us off center into the world of the novel through his incredible rendering of the vernacular, the artistry of human speech. We are plunged into this world with such startling precision and wit, that from the first paragraph it is clear we can trust the driver, settle back for the ride. That the word vernacular comes from VERNA, meaning, slave born in the masters house, gives us some clues as to the territory form which this rich, complex and artful dialect comes. Nick barlay has done us all a service through his rendering of the underside or the otherside of the masters house. Read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Touch of klarse..! 13 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Another delve into the shady underside of city life with the undisputed master, Nick Barlay. Some lovely characterisation backed up by deadly demotic makes this a must read for all who like their lit a little different. Can't recommend highly enough.
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