Jernigan / David Gates.
Publication year: 2015
Edition: New edition / introduction by Stuart Evers.
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2015.
ISBN: 9781781254905 (pbk.) :
Previous edition: New York: Knopf, 1991.
Peter Jernigan's life is slipping out of control. His wife's gone, he's lost his job and he's a stranger to his teenage son. Worse, his only relief from all this reality - alcohol - is less effective by the day. And when the medicine doesn't work, you up the dose. And when that doesn't work, what then? (Apart from upping the dose again anyway, because who knows?) Jernigan's answer is to slowly turn his caustic wit on everyone around him - his wife Judith, his teenage son Danny, his vulnerable new girlfriend Martha and, eventually, himself - until the laughs have turned to mute horror.
Series: Serpent's Tail classics
256 pages ; 20 cm.
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