Gold

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Canongate, 2007 - Japanese - 198 pages
6 Reviews
Miyuki Woodward, lover of pints and instant food, has been taking a holiday to the same seaside town for eight years. She is made to feel at home, at least during pub-quiz nights, when Short Mr Hughes, Tall Mr Hughes and Mr Puw are especially glad to recruit Miyuki and her trivia prowess to their team.
This year, following an act of raw creativity involving some cans of gold spraypaint, Miyuki will take part in the most turbulent events the village has seen since Tall Mr Hughes returned from the pub toilets without remembering to button up.
Tear-inducingly funny, fond and unputdownable, Gold is a novel about love and belonging.

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User Review  - Jo - Goodreads

Miyuki is half Welsh/half Japanese living in Wales with her longterm partner. Every year she spends two weeks in the same Welsh coastal village. This is the tale of what happens on one particular ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bookhuw - Goodreads

Another demonstration by Rhodes of his masterful less-is-more approach, reigning tight control over events whilst, deceptively, not seeming to do a great deal. Gradually, through asides or digressions, each character is fleshed out, and the whole affair is wistful and affirming all at once. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He is the author of Anthropology, Timoleon Vieta Come Home and Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love, also published by Canongate. In 2003 he was named by Granta Magazine as one of their twenty Best of Young British Novelists. He lives in Edinburgh.

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