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The Giro Playboy by Michael Smith (Paperback, 2006)
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east of London/ Essex, United Kingdom

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Condition: Very Good : Split the cost with friends
A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the book cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. Some identifying marks on the inside cover, but this is minimal. Very little wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
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Author:

Michael Smith

Publication Year:

02/03/2006

Subject:

General Fiction

Format:

Paperback

Subject 2:

General & Literary Fiction

Language:

English

ISBN:

9780571228225

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Description
Recounts the (mis)adventures of a delusional drifter and his wanderings from the north-east to London (where the streets are paved with gold), and on to Brighton and the badlands of Essex. Along the way, he falls in love, drinks a lot of beer, eats too many sweets, ponders the meaning of life on the dole, and gets admitted to hospital.

Key Features
Author(s)Michael Smith
PublisherFaber & Faber
Date of Publication02/03/2006
Language(s)English
FormatPaperback
ISBN-100571228224
ISBN-139780571228225
GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction

Publication Data
Place of PublicationLondon
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintFaber & Faber
Out-of-print date08/10/2010
Content NoteIllustrations

Dimensions
Pagination208

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GIRO PLAYBOY




For a while I lived in a seaside resort, in a bargain bedsit next to the King of Portugal's old mansion retreat, in 'The Beverly Hills of the Georgian Era' - nowadays it's a faded bohemia of trannies and longhair public school bongo players and midget scousers gouching in telephone boxes next to the methadone clinic - I would get up at Z o'clock and wander around restlessly in flip flops, on my giro holiday, smiling at the beautiful scenery, feeling useless, wondering what my role could be in this world, that boring beautiful ocean just stretching before me everyday, as I pondered what to do . . . The Giro Playboy recounts the (mis)adventures of a delusional drifter and his wanderings from the north-east to London (where the streets are paved with gold), and on to Brighton and the badlands of Essex. Along the way he falls in love, drinks a lot of beer, eats too many sweets, ponders the meaning of life on the dole, and gets admitted to hospital for a painful condition - all the time measuring his life in cigarettes. An utterly charming miniature picaresque and a portrait of a life blissfully unmoored, The Giro Playboy is a 21st century beat classic in the making.

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