A Ruined Boy

A Ruined Boy

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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, Honeya€™s 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 wifea€™s horrific suicide; Jessica and Henry Lansbury, pillars of the community with a terrible secret. And then therea€™s Sonnya€™s 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. a€œArena#39;t you being a little extravagant?

Title:A Ruined Boy
Author:Eric Bishop–Potter
Publisher:Troubador Publishing Ltd - 2012-09-01


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