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Sin City

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'WE'RE WINNERS, RIGHT? SO NOBODY CAN STOP US.' Norah Toomey and Carole Joseph have always been losers - thrown together by chance in a seedy psychiatric hospital - until Carole wins a holiday for two in Las Vegas. They take wing together: eighteen-year-old Carole, with her seesaw moods and explosive sexuality, egging on the shy, unworldly Norah, whose only break from a lifetime of institutions has been the annual day-trip to Littlehampton. But Las Vegas isn't Littlehampton, as these two innocents discover to their cost as they are plunged into a world of strippers and gamblers, brothels and crime. The pair are both dazzled and duped by America's glitziest - and saddest - hot-spot, where sex-shows throb with phoney passion, Godmen tout for cash, and Lady Luck rules and ruins lives. Perriam's probing exploration of an extraordinary relationship, and of the sin and shame of the city which seeds it, displays all the rich uncensored gusto and exuberant humour which have established her as exceptional among contemporary writers. 'Religion and sex, stirred together by an uninhibited hand, cannot fail to make a heady brew. Written with great energy and verve, this is a deeply felt and vastly entertaining exercise'

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Author(s):
Perriam, Wendy
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
195 x 130
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0006546234
ISBN-13:
9780006546238
Number of pages:
518
Publisher:
Flamingo

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'WE'RE WINNERS, RIGHT? SO NOBODY CAN STOP US.' Norah Toomey and Carole Joseph have always been losers - thrown together by chance in a seedy psychiatric hospital - until Carole wins a holiday for two in Las Vegas. They take wing together: eighteen-year-old Carole, with her seesaw moods and explosive sexuality, egging on the shy, unworldly Norah, whose only break from a lifetime of institutions has been the annual day-trip to Littlehampton. But Las Vegas isn't Littlehampton, as these two innocents discover to their cost as they are plunged into a world of strippers and gamblers, brothels and crime. The pair are both dazzled and duped by America's glitziest - and saddest - hot-spot, where sex-shows throb with phoney passion, Godmen tout for cash, and Lady Luck rules and ruins lives. Perriam's probing exploration of an extraordinary relationship, and of the sin and shame of the city which seeds it, displays all the rich uncensored gusto and exuberant humour which have established her as exceptional among contemporary writers. 'Religion and sex, stirred together by an uninhibited hand, cannot fail to make a heady brew. Written with great energy and verve, this is a deeply felt and vastly entertaining exercise'

Author(s):
Perriam, Wendy
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
195 x 130
Edition:
1994
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0006546234
ISBN-13:
9780006546238
Number of pages:
518
Publisher:
Flamingo

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