Back on Tuesday

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McArthur, Jan 1, 2006 - Jamaica - 221 pages
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BACK ON TUESDAY is the savagely funny story of Eugene H., a failed, womanizing writer from Toronto. After a nasty flare-up with his ex-wife, he snatches their five-year-old daughter from school and flees to Jamaica. Over the next eighteen hours he muddles over his life, fumes, plots, drinks rum, regrets, reminisces, encounters a young woman with grey eyes, a coffin maker, a black Napoleon on his motorcycle…and a host of other creatures from the Jamaican night.

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a guy with a lot of personal baggage kidnaps his daughter and takes her to Jamaica. He leaves her in the hotel room and goes on a bender. Its quite a disgusting concept and tasteless. I can
't see how this book is supposed to be funny. It is slapped together trash. It stinks - definately in the running for worst book read this year. 


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About the author (2006)

David Gilmour won the 2005 Governor General's Award for Fiction for his novel A PERFECT NIGHT TO GO TO CHINA. His novels have earned praise from literary figures as diverse as William Burroughs and Northrop Frye, and publications from the New York Time to People magazine. For many years he has been a fixture of Canadian television: as a film critic and as host of the award-winning Gilmour on the Arts. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.

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