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Former bouncer Barker Dodds wants nothing more than to flee his violent past in his native Plymouth for an uncertain new existence as a barber in London's colorfulEast End. Waif-like Glade Spencer drifts through life as a waitress at a fashionable Soho restaurant, a devoted daughter to her estranged, caravan-dwelling father, and a long-distance girlfriend to anunpredictable American lawyer. And ambitious soft drink branch manager Jimmy Lyle is eager to please his new American boss with a revolutionary marketing strategy for Soft , one that promises to make thenew orange-colored beverage a soda sensation for the twenty-first century.

It is under that effervescent orange glow that these three disparate souls intersect, as eachlearns there is nothing soft about the soft drink industry. When unsuspecting Soft ambassador Glade begins to unravel from her subconscious obsession with a product she's never tried, Jimmy's top-secret campaignthreatens to spill into the daily papers, and Barker once again finds himself employed as a thug-for-hire. At turns harrowing and darkly humorous, Soft is a magnificently surreal story, onethat New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani calls Rupert Thomson's most powerful novel yet.

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The lives of Glade Spencer, a waitress who drifts aimlessly through life, and Barker Dodds, a man struggling to shed his hard-man reputation, collide with that of a young business executive who comes up with a revolutionary marketing strategy to introduce a new beverage, Soft!, to a saturated market. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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Rupert Thomson is the author of four previous novels, three of which—The Five Gates of Hell, Air & Fire, and The Insult—are available in Vintage paperback editions.  He lives in London.

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Rupert Thomson lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307559845
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Thomson, Rupert
Author:
Rupert Thomson
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Marketing
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Soft drink industry
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Soft drink industry - England - London -
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000125
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
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Product details 320 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307559845 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The lives of Glade Spencer, a waitress who drifts aimlessly through life, and Barker Dodds, a man struggling to shed his hard-man reputation, collide with that of a young business executive who comes up with a revolutionary marketing strategy to introduce a new beverage, Soft!, to a saturated market. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Rupert Thomson is the author of four previous novels, three of which—The Five Gates of Hell, Air & Fire, and The Insult—are available in Vintage paperback editions.  He lives in London.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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