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Lionel Asbo : state of England / Martin Amis.

Amis, Martin, (author.).
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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora FIC AMI (Text) 50825010615416 Fiction Available -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon FIC AMI (Text) 30653001373984 Adult Fiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library AMI (Text) 70743000129823 Adult Fiction Available -
North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL FIC AMI (Text) 30419101328892 Adult Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC AMI (Text) 31951003749725 Main Floor - Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial FIC AMIS, MARTIN (Text) 33946002683022 Fiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307958082
  • ISBN: 0307958086
  • Physical Description: 255 pages (hardcover) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., [2012]

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Summary, etc.:
Lionel Asbo, a terrifying yet weirdly loyal thug (self-named after England's notorious Anti-Social Behaviour Order), has always looked out for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Desmond Pepperdine. He provides him with fatherly career advice (always carry a knife, for example) and is determined they should share the joys of pit bulls (fed with lots of Tabasco sauce), Internet porn, and all manner of more serious criminality. Des, on the other hand, desires nothing more than books to read and a girl to love (and to protect a family secret that could be the death of him). But just as he begins to lead a gentler, healthier life, his uncle—once again in a London prison—wins £140 million in the lottery and upon his release hires a public relations firm and begins dating a cannily ambitious topless model and “poet.” Strangely, however, Lionel's true nature remains uncompromised while his problems, and therefore also Desmond's, seem only to multiply.
Subject: Guardian and ward > Fiction.
Hoodlums > Fiction.
Lottery winners > Fiction.
Great Britain > Social life and customs > Fiction.
FICTION / Political.
FICTION / Satire.
Genre: Satirical literature.

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