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The Good, the Bad and the Little Bit Stupid

Marina Lewycka



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Fig Tree
17 March 2020
A laugh-out-loud novel about family, bank fraud and Britain from the bestselling author of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian George Pantis is in a pickle. After walking out on his wife Rosie on Referendum night 2016 to shack up with hairdresser 'Brexit Brenda' next door, he thinks he's got it made - especially when he wins millions on a Kosovan lottery he only vaguely remembers entering. Unfortunately, he's forgotten his password and can't get at his money. Which is a problem because he suddenly has to contend with lots of forceful new friends desperate to know his mother's maiden name.

As things quickly get out of hand, George must make a mad dash from Sheffield to the Adriatic - and into the arms of organized crime gangs who specialize in illegal kidney transplants and heroin smuggling. George is in need of rescue - both from this pickle and from himself. But will his son Sensible Sid, Brenda and Rosie put aside their differences long enough to help? And might the journey bring this dysfunctional family back together?
By:   Marina Lewycka
Imprint:   Fig Tree
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   334g
ISBN:   9780241430316
ISBN 10:   0241430313
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   17 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Marina Lewycka was born in Kiel, Germany, after the Second World War, and moved to England with her family when she was about a year old. Her first novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, has sold more than a million copies in the UK alone and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, longlisted for the Man Booker and won the Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction and the Waverton Good Read Award. Marina Lewycka lives in Sheffield.

Reviews for The Good, the Bad and the Little Bit Stupid

Extremely funny, closely observed insights, scenes of farce, tragedy and horror * The Times Literary Supplement * Immensely appealing. All but sings with zest for life . . . could hardly be more engaging, shrewd and winningly perceptive * Sunday Times, on Two Caravans * Delightful, funny, touching . . . A rare treat, all too easy to gulp down in one greedy sitting * Spectator, on A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian * Lively . . . a joy to read * The Times, on The Lubetkin Legacy * Lewycka is a seriously talented comic writer * Time Out * This brisk Brexit fable is warmly funny * Daily Mail * Her state-of-the-nation novel crackles with zingy one-liners and shrewd humour * Mail on Sunday * Lewycka has carved out a reputation for tackling Big Topics with wit and humour * Radio Times *

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