Waking Up in Toytown

Waking Up in Toytown

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In the early 80s, after a decade of drug abuse and borderline mental illness, John Burnside resolved to escape his addictive personality and find calm in a 'Surbiton of the mind'. But the suburbs are not quite as normal as he had imagined and, as he relapses into chaos, he encounters a homicidal office worker who is obsessed with Alfred Hitchcock and Petula Clark, an old lover, with whom he reprises a troubled, masochistic relationship and, finally, the seemingly flesh-and-blood embodiemnts of all his private phantoms. The sequel to his haunting, celebrated account of a troubled childhood, Waking Up in Toytown is unsettling, touching, oddly romantic and unflinchingly honest.At first, I thought it was funny a€“ the kind of thing a computer geek would enjoy, and I let myself think someone had left it there for my amusement, the way people circulated daft snippets from local papers or badly translated instruction manuals anbsp;...

Title:Waking Up in Toytown
Author:John Burnside
Publisher:Random House - 2011-01-06


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