Two Cows and a Vanful of Smoke

Author(s): Peter Benson

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When young Elliot gets a labourer's job at Mr Evans's after being sacked from a pig farm for liberating six of its sows, he thinks he'll have even more opportunities to lean on gates or stare at fields. But his best mate Spike keeps getting him into trouble, first by showing him what is being grown in a tucked-away polytunnel, and then turning up at his caravan's door with a van full of weed. As Elliot tries to help his friend get rid of the hot merchandise, they find themselves at the receiving end of a cruel cat-and-mouse game.

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'one of the most distinctive voices in modern British fiction.' Evening Standard 'a sharp stylist' Sunday Telegraph 'Vividly, defiantly realistic at times, luridly surreal at others, his writing's ability to compound striking metaphors of the abstract with a graphic physicality has won him a deserved following.' The Times Literary Supplement

Born in 1956, Peter Benson was educated in Ramsgate, Canterbury and Exeter. His first novel, The Levels, won the Guardian Fiction Prize. This was followed by A Lesser Dependency, winner of the Encore award, The Other Occupant, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Award, and three more novels: Odo's Hanging, Riptide and A Private Moon. He has also published short stories, screenplays and poetry, and his work has been adapted for TV and radio and translated into many languages. He lives in Exeter, Devon with his wife.

General Fields

  • : 9781846881367
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : May 2011
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Benson
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.914
  • : 250