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With the festive season almost upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson is winding down at work and gearing up socially — kicking off Christmas with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam. There are irritating flies in the ointment, though, including a missing wife, a nagging cocaine habit, a dramatic deterioration in his genital health, a string of increasingly demanding extra-marital affairs. The last thing he needs is a messy murder to solve. Still it will mean plenty of overtime, a chance to stitch up some colleagues and finally clinch the promotion he craves.

But as Bruce spirals through the lower reaches of degradation and evil, he encounters opposition — in the form of truth and ethical conscience — from the most unexpected quarter of all: his anus. In Bruce Robertson, Welsh has created one of the most corrupt, misanthropic characters in contemporary fiction and has written a dark, disturbing and very funny novel about sleaze, power, and the abuse of everything. At last, a novel that lives up to its name.

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With the festive season almost upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson is winding down at work and gearing up socially - kicking off Christmas with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam. Irvine Welsh has here created one of the most corrupt characters in contemporary fiction.

About the Author

Irvine Welsh lives in London. Trainspotting, his first book, reached the last ten for the Booker Prize and has been made into a major film. He has also written The Acid House, a collection of stories published in 1994, Marabou Stork Nightmares and Ecstasy. He has also written the screenplay for the film of The Acid House.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099591115
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
General Fiction
Author:
Welsh, Irvine
Subject:
fiction;police;drugs;scotland;crime;novel;sex;20th century;murder;1990s;edinburgh;contemporary;corruption;humor;british
Subject:
fiction;police;drugs;scotland;crime;novel;sex;20th century;murder;corruption;contemporary;1990s;edinburgh;humor;detective;british
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19991005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.77 x 5.07 x 1.06 in .6519 lb

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"Synopsis" by , With the festive season almost upon him, Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson is winding down at work and gearing up socially - kicking off Christmas with a week of sex and drugs in Amsterdam. Irvine Welsh has here created one of the most corrupt characters in contemporary fiction.
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