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Southsiders:That's All Right di [Bird, Nigel]
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Lunghezza: 126 pagine Word Wise: Abilitato Miglioramenti tipografici: Abilitato
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Ray Spalding's had enough of his wife, Paula. He's left his home in Edinburgh's Southside and headed for Belfast. It's safer there.

Unknown to Ray, Paula's also had enough of him. She's not going back home. Not now, not ever.

Jesse Spalding wakes up one morning to find both his parents gone. And he can't tell anyone or he'll be taken into care.

As time passes and bills need paying, all Jesse can rely on are his wits, his friend Archie and his dad's 1950s record collection.

Southsiders is a powerful short novel that follows the spiralling fortunes of Ray and Jesse, pushing father and son to their limits while they struggle against the odds in the darker shadows of two of Britain's capital cities.

"The prose is tightrope taut and the plotting first class … a tense and thrilling novella" – on Mr Suit

"Grim, but really good" – Ian Rankin on Smoke

Nigel Bird is the author of several novels, novellas and short story collections, including In Loco Parentis, Smoke, Mr Suit and Dirty Old Town.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 469 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 126
  • Editore: Blasted Heath (5 novembre 2014)
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B00P127AMI
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3.0 su 5 stelle Compelling, original and full of surprises 19 giugno 2016
Di Chris Bell - Pubblicato su
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
This is an accomplished book with compelling, three-dimensional characters and an unusual plot with some good twists. It's funny in the right places, suspenseful and original. It has to be said that the e-book is very slightly marred by a few clumsy typographical errors and inattentive editing, but otherwise it's a confident start to the series and I look forward to reading the rest.
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5.0 su 5 stelle A Good Story 9 gennaio 2015
Di Marlie H - Pubblicato su
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I enjoyed this book. It is a very different kind of story. The young boy Jesse is a good kid and seems smarter than all the adults. They seem sad and angry in comparison. I could see it having a sequel so the story could continue.
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4.0 su 5 stelle Good fiction 18 luglio 2016
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Good read. Can recommend it.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Ended away too soon! 9 novembre 2014
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This is the first I've read by this author. I will definitely be reading more.

I hope there is a sequel.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Bird’s mostly concerned with characters who are good people. Sure 3 febbraio 2015
Di Christopher Rhatigan - Pubblicato su
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When I discovered the online crime fiction scene a few years ago, one of the first writers I made it a point to read was Nigel Bird. What set Bird apart was—and still is—his intense connection with his characters. Unlike many noir writers, Bird’s mostly concerned with characters who are good people. Sure, they’re human—they stumble and they screw up and they’re selfish, but they’re also loyal and even capable of charity.
In Southsiders, a short novel published by Blasted Heath, Jesse Spalding is just a kid when both of his parents decide to leave each other. Problem is that neither parent knows the other one is planning on leaving—and Jesse ends up alone. At first, he kind of likes the independence, but pretty soon he’s going to need some money. He dreams up all sorts of ways to get the cash, settling on a method he doesn’t like one bit—selling his father’s vintage records.
The story alternates between Jesse’s perspective and his father Ray’s, perspective. The reader quickly discovers that Ray was in an abusive relationship, although one he did nothing to change.
Bird deals with characters at the margins of society, who do what they have to do to get by. Jesse’s one tough kid, but the situation he’s in is impossible. He tries to muddle through, always with the soundtrack of the 1950s running through his head. Bird represents Jesse’s reality with care—how he thinks and talks and acts. This is part of a series, and I want to know what Jesse will do next.
Overall, Southsiders plays to all of Bird’s many strengths—the lyrical writing, the working-class characters, the talent for word play (each chapter is the title of a classic rock and roll song). This is a perfect introduction to Bird’s work for the uninitiated—and those who already know him will love it too.
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