The Lowlife

by Alexander Baron
The Lowlife
  • ISBN-13: 9780948238451
  • Author(s): Alexander Baron
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Publisher: Black Spring
  • Imprint: Black Spring
  • Publication Date: 07-06-2010
  • Format: p/b

Availability: Available

£9.99
Harryboy Boas is a gambling man who loves the dogs. He lives in the quietly respectable streets of Hackney and keeps himself to himself. Until, that is, a new family moves into his building. Step by step, the ordered - if faintly disreputable and financially rackety - life he has led begins to unravel. He is drawn into a murky underworld where violence and revenge are the inevitable payback for those who can't come up with the money. A brilliant portrayal of a way of life in its last days in the 1960s.
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Harryboy Boas is a gambling man who loves the dogs. He lives in the quietly respectable streets of Hackney and keeps himself to himself. Until, that is, a new family moves into his building. Step by step, the ordered - if faintly disreputable and financially rackety - life he has led begins to unravel. He is drawn into a murky underworld where violence and revenge are the inevitable payback for those who can't come up with the money. A brilliant portrayal of a way of life in its last days in the 1960s.

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