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Alan Warner is the author of six previous novels: Morvern Callar, These Demented Lands, The Sopranos, The Man Who Walks, The Worms Can Carry Me To HeavenThe Stars in the Bright Sky, which was longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, and The Deadman's Pedal.
by Random House Australia on 28 July 2010
Moore, Warner, Tremain, McCarthy included in this year’s Booker Dozen.
A bildungsroman, a demented comedy, a wild romantic fling - The Deadman's Pedal is another thrillingly imagined adventure from the inimitable Alan Warner.
Pitch perfect, darkly comic and brimming with life – in all its squalor rage, tears and laughter – this is an unforgettable story of female friendship
A savage, surreal and very original imagination - Sunday Telegraph
'A savage, surreal and very original imagination' - Sunday Telegraph
'Compassionate and rioutously funny. It is a long time since I read a novel which had me rocking with laughter' - The Times
'Alan Warner has a gift greater than the gift of telling a story. He can make what he chooses to tell us seem like a story we were waiting to hear' - Adam Mars-Jones, Observer
Brutal, erotic, jarringly poetic and rich in a blood-dark humour, Morvern Callar was the spectacular debut of an utterly original Scottish writer and winner of the Somerset Maugham Award.
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