After Annie by Michael Tucker

After Annie

Michael Tucker

A raucous yet moving story of life after the death of a spouse. Herb is by turns likable and infuriating, foul-mouthed and sexually unpredictable, but his love story is told with warmth and humour. Perfect for theatre fans, and an easy read if you want a rather different sort of love story.

Extract

Stan always used a Spalding Dot golf ball and he would tee it up just so - with the word 'Dot' right where the club was going to connect with it. Stan’s wife’s name was Dorothy.
'All right baby, here it comes,' he would say and then he’d smack the living shit out of the ball. Herbie took careful note of the satisfaction on Stan’s face after every drive. This was his first golf lesson.

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