Zara wants to do it in the Med. Alicia wants a Brazillian to please Mikey, Sally prefers the garden hose to Brian, and Catherine can only find satisafaction on the tennis court. Charlie and Dorothy's four over-sexed,grown-up daughters struggle to find fulfilment in Blair's skimpy Britain, as materialism is turned on its head and less becomes more. Deeply satirical, these linked, ultra brief short stories follow one extended family's fortunes and misfortunes over the course of a long hot summer. Zara is a fledgling rep for a failing holiday company Majorcan Dreams. Alicia is a teacher at a grossly under-funded inner-city primary school, and hooked up with seedy boyfriend Mikey. Sally has just been made redundant from her high paying IT job, and wishes hubby Brian was ten times more exciting. And Catherineis a very cross single mum. Thong nation's horribly sticky climax comes at golf-mad Charlie's not so suprise 70th birthday party when all the family, and a few uninvited guests, have gathered in a supposedly luxury seaside villa.
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June 2005 : UK Paperback