The Aerodynamics of Pork

by Patrick Gale


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‘A master storyteller’
Independent on Sunday

About this book:

An irresistible novel of love, music and comedy –

Seth, a musical prodigy on the eve of his sixteenth birthday, is obsessed with sex and with the men he might meet, as well as with his strange family – his arch mother, his beautiful sister, and his damaged, distant father. Mo, a policewoman struggling with moral dilemmas and her sexuality in the violent, bigoted police force of the 1980s, wants only to find romance.

In this haunting tale of self discovery and hidden identities, Mo and Seth will connect to face unexpected truths about themselves, and those they have chosen to love.

‘Gale’s concoction is irresistible: modern relationships with period charm’
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