Description - Sweet Gum by Jo-Ann Goodwin
Eugene Burnside joined The Firm before he left school, running drugs. Clever and ambitious, he's now 28 and going places. He s come to the attention of the Faron Brothers, and the Brothers are The Firm. Promotion couldn t come a moment to soon for Eugene if it means he no longer has to deal with middleman Mal Shifter and his two old aunts. Or those dogs. They all give him the creeps. But if Eugene s gangland career is going well, his personal life is not so sweet. He still lives at home with his widowed mum, Gladys, and his sister Simone, who's the star of Sweet Hearts lap-dancing club. He's devoted to them both but wished he felt the same about Simone s son, Nero aka the Minimonster. Disturbed just isn t the half of it. But evil now haunts the alleys and arches of North London 'the Meatman' has begun his grisly work, and Eugene must fight for everything and everyone he holds dear eautifully written and rich in symbolism, Sweet Gum is a thrilling, multi-layered work of contemporary fiction a parable for our time by a singular literary voice.
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(198mm x 128mm x 26mm)
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Author Biography - Jo-Ann Goodwin
Jo-Ann Goodwin grew up in Sheffield and studied English at Hull University. She followed this with an M.Phil on Dickens at York University. She works as a full-time journalist and is particularly known for her investigations into organized crime and miscarriages of justice. Jo-Ann is married and lives in north London. Her fist novel, Danny Boy, was widely acclaimed. Sweet Gum was shortlisted for the 2006 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award.