Lionel Asbo: State of England

By: Amis, Martin

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A savage, funny, and mysteriously poignant saga by a renowned author at the height of his powers. Lionel Asbo, a terrifying yet weirdly loyal thug (self-named after England's notorious Anti-Social Behaviour Order), has always looked out for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Desmond Pepperdine. He provides him with fatherly career advice (always carry a knife, for example) and is determined they should share the joys of pit bulls (fed with lots of Tabasco sauce), Internet porn, and all manner of more serious criminality. Des, on the other hand, desires nothing more than books to read and a girl to love (and to protect a family secret that could be the death of him). But just as he begins to lead a gentler, healthier life, his uncle-once again in a London prison-wins £140 million in the lottery and upon his release hires a public relations firm and begins dating a cannily ambitious topless model and "poet." Strangely, however, Lionel's true nature remains uncompromised while his problems, and therefore also Desmond's, seem only to multiply.

Title: Lionel Asbo: State of England

Author Name: Amis, Martin

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 2012

ISBN Number: 0307958086

ISBN Number 13: 9780307958082

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Type: Book

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