Behindlings: A Novel (Thames Gateway Series, Book 2) by Nicola Barker

By Nicola Barker

Spurting with kinetic power, nasty wit, and kindness to animals, Wesley needs to be a celeb. Or so it sort of feels to the "Behindlings" -- fans who nip at his heels, take place far and wide he is going, and lie in look forward to him round each nook. They skulk during the dreary streets in their tiny English city, accumulating their very own scabby intentions, frustrating conduct, and peculiar manners, burying all ameliorations within the universal pursuit in their real prize, their Wesley.

In Behindlings, the inimitable and ungovernable Nicola Barker takes her so much compelling personality so far, offers him his head and her novel, and sees him run off along with her readers.

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Someone. It was at times like this that he used to phone and ask her over, when he was too restless to sit at the piano for long and too excited by new ideas to leave it alone. If she was free, she would come over and make tea, or mix exotic drinks, and sit in that worn-out old armchair in the corner. Either they talked or she made her requests and listened with eyes closed. Her tastes were surprisingly austere for such a party-loving sort. Bach, Stravinsky, very occasionally Mozart. But she was no longer a girl by then, no longer his lover.

Her face in it. The end. All he wanted now was the warmth, the silence of his studio, the piano, the unfinished score, and to reach the end. He heard Vernon say in parting, “Fine. Rewrite the standfirst and run it. ” Then he said to Clive, “Bloody Israelis. ” But instead they took another turn about the lawn, for they were there, after all, to bury Molly. With a visible effort of concentration, Vernon resisted the anxieties of his office. “She was a lovely girl. ” In 1978 a group of friends rented a large house in Scotland for Christmas.

He could not know it then, but the moment before she entered his room was the last occasion he would be alone until he left the building at nine-thirty that evening. iii Molly used to say that what she loved most about Clive’s house was that he had lived in it so long. In 1970, when most of his contemporaries were still in rented rooms and several years away from buying their first damp basement flats, Clive inherited from a rich and childless uncle a gigantic stuccoed villa with a purpose-built two-story artist’s studio on the third and fourth floors whose vast arched windows faced north over a mess of pitched roofs.

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