NOW A SELL-OUT PLAY: OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR
The choir from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School for Girls is being bussed to the national finals in the big, big city. And it's an important day for The Sopranos - Orla, Kylah, (Ra)Chell, Amanda Konky and Fionnula (the Cooler) - pub-crawling, shoplifting and body-piercing being the top priorities. Then it's time to lose that competition - lose, because a nuclear sub has just anchored in the bay and, tonight, the Man Trap disco will be full of submariners on shore-leave. There is no time for delays. . .
But after the fifth bottle of alco-pop up the back of the bus it's clear that all is not going to plan, for anyone. The Sopranos are never going to be the same.
'Compassionate and riotously funny. It is a long time since I read a novel which had me rocking with laughter' -The Times
In a spill of vivid and corruscating language... Alan Warner has emerged as a writer of great inventiveness
Wonderful... humane, unique, a page-turner with a neat series of bombshells at the end
Warner provides every nuance of the characters in a sustained tour de force... This is the most profound of Warner's books. His sense of place and atmosphere remains extraordinarily intense
Wonderful... Humane, unique, a page-turner with a neat series of bombshells at the end
Wickedly funny... Warner can combine literary style with go-anywhere demotic humour... Like St Trinians with condoms and male nudity