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ISBN: 9780955647727
AUTHOR: Alan Kent
Electric Pastyland
Electric Pastyland
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Charlie Curnow is back! Although his legendary rock band Balance went pear-shaped, Charlie is still trying to make his way out of the notorious Trelawny Estate on the outskirts of Camborne in Cornwall at the arse-end of Britain. Despite a failed attempt at The X-Factor, Charlie is as determined as ever to succeed. While he moves into the lucrative world of tribute bands, his father Tommy decides to finally spend his South Crofty redundancy money and enter the world of neon lap-dancing clubs and internet pornography, Kernow-style.

Away from the drugs, thugs and Polish hugs, Charlie’s only solace is in the timeless music of legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. He can save the world from terrorism but has Charlie sold his soul for rock ‘n’ roll? This ain’t no Cornish Reviera or new Eden. It ain’t no holiday destination either. This is Electric Pastyland... In this sequel to his acclaimed novel Proper Job, Charlie Curnow! Alan M. Kent offers another irreverent picture of contemporary Cornwall. Written in broad dialect, this is laugh-out loud fiction, truthful and touching at the same time.

Alan M.Kent was born in St Austell, Cornwall and lectures in Literature for the Open University in South- West Britain. He is a prize-winning poet, novelist and dramatist. In 1998 he received a Doctorate for his work on Cornish and Anglo-Cornish Literature. He has written extensively on the literary and cultural history of Cornwall. His most recent titles include Cousin Jack’s Mouth-organ:Travels in Cornish America (2004), The Dreamt Sea: An Anthology of Anglo-Cornish Poetry 1928-2004 (2004), Assassin of Grammar (2005) and a new verse translation of the trilogy of Cornish mystery plays known as Ordinalia (2005).

ISBN 978 0 9556477 2 7, hardback, 198x130mm, 288 pages. Published November 2007.

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Proper Job, Charlie Curnow!Proper Job, Charlie Curnow! - £8.99
In his new novel, Alan M Kent offers an utterly irreverent and wildly improper story of Cornwall. Written in broad dialect, it bubbles with salty satire, but it is also genuinely touching and very truthful indeed. ‘A page-turning, punk-rocking new novel of Cornwall’. Other formats available: Amazon Kindle
Web Price: £9.99
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