Utterly Monkey by Nick Laird

Utterly Monkey

Nick Laird

Danny Williams has escaped from Ulster into life as a successful London lawyer, that is until the day Geordie Wilson, on the run from an irate brother who is also a Protestant extremist, comes knocking on his door. Lad lit with great humour but also some thought-provoking themes, this book is also recommended for anyone who loves London as much as the author obviously does.

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Danny was too shocked to speak. He was unemployed. Like Geordie. He was out of work. After years of staying anchored to a desk, witnessing his gradual submersion by the high tide of a job he didn't like and couldn't do, he'd been cut loose. He was floating on the surface. This was good. This was a good thing, he repeated in his head, not quite able to swim across to the far side of the persuaded.

Parallels
  • A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
  • Inishowen by Joseph O'Connor
  • One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding
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