Published: 01/11/2012
ISBN: 9781780882659
Format: Paperback

‘A finely written, superbly plotted book that will have you hooked from horrific start to gruesome finish. The dialogue is often hilariously droll. Marvellous.’ Anna Cheska, author of Away in the Country more

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A Ruined Boy
by Eric Bishop-Potter

Set against a background of Hollywood and the Mafia in the fifties, this novel, wildly funny in places, shockingly violent in others, centres on Honey and Sonny Bunn, a mother and son with a pathological hatred of each other. Honey is a nightclub entertainer, coarse, bloated and sexually rampant; and Sonny a manipulative young psychopath, dazzlingly beautiful and corrupt.

Surrounding these two central figures is a host of marvellously realised characters – Sylvano Mastrioni, a ruthless crime lord with a penchant for young boys; Thomas Calvino, Honey’s sadistic Mafioso lover; Tiny Templar, a diminutive movie star steeped in depravity; Harry Finn, a self-pitying comic unable to come to terms with his wife’s horrific suicide; Jessica and Henry Lansbury, pillars of the community with a terrible secret.

And then there’s Sonny’s pampered pet – a large ginger rat that will eat just about anything...

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