Maurice is down on his luck in Deerpool. He's lost his teaching job, the electricity in his flat has been cut off and the local hoodlums mock his transvestism and upload their exploits onto YouTube.
To make things worse, he and his best friend and sometime lover 'Divvy' Karen have managed to pique the ire of Karen's psychopathic and vengeful ex-boyfriend, Chunky.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. When he finds out that the Pentagon Bingo Hall, mecca of the north-west, is giving away a golden monkey worth half a million pounds he plans a heist that will make their dreams of escape a gorgeous reality.
But there are numerous unforeseen complications . . . Will Maurice and Karen win large, fulfill their dreams and ride into the sunset bound for Tijuana? Or will the murderous Chunky ensure that their number is finally up?
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 09/07/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781472119179