John Dugdale

Prophet & Loss

Dirt

By

William Heinemann 272pp £12.99 order from our bookshop

It is the summer of 1985, and Galen lives with his mother, Suzie-Q, in her childhood home in a dusty Californian valley. His father left his mother on learning that she was pregnant, and Galen has never been told anything about him. Aged twenty-two, he has no job and has yet to attend college, possibly due to mental illness or his propensity for wildly eccentric behaviour.

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