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It's What He Would've Wanted - Hughes, Sean
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Sean Hughes is an award-winning Irish comic turned bestselling writer whom the British Independent has compared to the likes of Irvine Welsh, James Kelman, and Will Self. Now, the popular comedian delivers It's What He Would've Wanted, a brutally funny, highly charged, and moving novel about a directionless thirty-year-old man's belated transition into adulthood. Our narrator and protagonist is Shea Hickson, a commitment-phobic just-turned-thirty-year-old with somewhat adolescent leanings. Shea lives off lottery winnings and spends his time blindly serving a secret organization whose stated duty is to "seek truth," which, though Shea doesn't quite realize it, turns out to be a small-time terrorist gig. Shea's parents appear to be a quintessentially comfortable, suburban middle-class couple, and when sons Shea and Orwell (named after Che Guevara and George, their father having been something of a nostalgic radical) arrive for Christmas Eve, all seems as it should be. But when Shea turns a corner to find his father, a BBC weatherman, hanging from the light fixture, the son's disaffected existence is turned upside down. Worse, Shea's discovery of an encoded journal his father had been keeping uncovers shocking revelations about his father's disappointed life as a parent, husband, and disillusioned minor celebrity. Jolted from his emotional ennui, Shea determines to figure out what drove his father to his death and, in the process of unraveling the Hickson family's increasingly distasteful secrets, comes to better understand himself. With wry humor and savage undercurrents, the story winds through the seamier side of London life -- skirting the worlds of television, newspapers, and small-scale urban terrorism. Buoyed by Hughes's edgy humor and Seinfeldian observations about modern life, It's What He Would've Wanted dissects and mutilates traditional family values as it maps one son's attempt to piece together a world fractured by alienation, paranoia, and conflict. Fiction Fiction, Scribner

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It's What He Would Have Wanted.- A novel about secrets, suicide and bad weather - Hughes, Sean
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[ED: Paperback], [PU: Scribner], Large paperback book in very good condition, almost as new. "Darkly humorous, raunchy, irreverent and amusing, a rambling black comedy" Shea Hickson has problems. Not only have his formerly radical sixties parents christened him after their revolutionary hero Che Guevara, but his similarly symbolically named brother, Orwell, has run off with the love ofShea's disaffected life, Rebecca. As Christmas looms, Shea's horizons darken as he accidentally impregnates his "randy hairdresser whose name I'd forgotten" and then arrives at his parent's house to discover his fatherdangling from a light fitting. As Shea begins to piece together the increasingly unpleasant reasons for the suicide of his father, a former BBC weatherman, storm clouds gather and the forecast looks increasingly bleak., [SC: 1.20]

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The Observer Sean Hughes is fortunately as funny and sharp in print as he is in the flesh....[He] surveys the senselessness of his surroundings with a flattened humor, thoughtful and often touching obeservations, and a crudeness that seems increasingly fitting and understandable as Shea's character is revealed.]]> Fiction Fiction eBook, Scribner

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PAPERBACK Good 0684860279 Paperback, English language, good condition . Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail., 1999 Scribner

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