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Title:A Spot of Bother
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Mark Haddon
Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:0385520514
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Category:Fiction, Humor, Contemporary

A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Spot of Bother George Hall is an unobtrusive man A little distant perhaps a little cautious not at quite at ease with the emotional demands of fatherhood or manly bonhomie He does not understand the modern obsession with talking about everything The secret of contentment George felt lay in ignoring many things completely Some things in life however cannot be ignored .

At George is settling down to a comfortable retirement building a shed in his garden reading historical novels and listening to a bit of light jazz Then his tempestuous daughter Katie announces that she is getting re married to the deeply inappropriate Ray Her family is not pleased as her brother Jamie observes Ray has strangler s hands Katie can t decide if she loves Ray or loves the wonderful way he has with her son Jacob and her mother Jean is a bit put out by all the planning and arguing the wedding has occasioned which get in the way of her quite fulfilling late life affair with one of her husband s ex colleagues And the tidy and pleasant life Jamie has created crumbles when he fails to invite his lover Tony to the dreaded nuptials .

Unnoticed in the uproar George discovers a sinister lesion on his hip and quietly begins to lose his mind .

The way these damaged people fall apart and come together as a family is the true subject of Haddon s disturbing yet amusing portrait of a dignified man trying to go insane politely .

A SPOT OF BOTHER is Mark Haddon s unforgettable follow up to the internationally beloved bestseller THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME Here the madness literally of family life proves rich comic fodder for Haddon s crackling prose and bittersweet insights into misdirected love

The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: Poems, Boom!, The Sea Of Tranquility, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Agent Z and the Penguin from Mars, A Spot of Bother, The Red House, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Pier Falls: And Other Stories, Six Shorts - The finalists for the 2013 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award