Set against a background of Hollywood and the Mafia in the fifties, this novel, wildly funny in places, shockingly violent in others, centres on Honey and Sonny Bunn, a mother and son with a pathological hatred of each other. Honey is a nightclub entertainer, coarse, bloated and sexually rampant; and Sonny a manipulative young psychopath, dazzlingly beautiful and corrupt. Surrounding these two central figures is a host of marvellously realised characters a Sylvano Mastrioni, a ruthless crime lord with a penchant for young boys; Thomas Calvino, Honeyas sadistic Mafioso lover; Tiny Templar, a diminutive movie star steeped in depravity; Harry Finn, a self-pitying comic unable to come to terms with his wifeas horrific suicide; Jessica and Henry Lansbury, pillars of the community with a terrible secret. And then thereas Sonnyas pampered pet a a large ginger rat that will eat just about anything...Fields was a Galaxy leading man whose screen image was that of a witty socialite and bon vivant. He was known as Tuxedo Fields because he ... She hired a powder blue Chevrolet with whitewalled tires. aArena#39;t you being a little extravagant?
|Title||:||A Ruined Boy|
|Publisher||:||Troubador Publishing Ltd - 2012-09-01|