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The sex lives of Siamese twins, Irvine Welsh

Label
The sex lives of Siamese twins
Title
The sex lives of Siamese twins
Statement of responsibility
Irvine Welsh
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins taps into two great obsessions of our time, personal training regimes and real estate -- how we look and where we live -- and tells a story so subversive and dark it blacks out the Florida sun. Lesbian passion, clinical obesity, murder, conjoined twins, and huge servings of food, sex and filthy language: it's the brand-new Irvine Welsh.... When Lucy Brennan, a Miami Beach personal-fitness trainer, disarms an apparently crazed gunman chasing two frightened homeless men along a deserted causeway at night, the police and the breaking-news cameras are not far behind. Within hours, Lucy becomes a hero. Her celebrity is short-lived, though: the 'crazed gunman', Sean McCandless, turns out to be a victim of child sexual abuse and the two men are serial paedophiles. The solitary eye-witness, the depressed and overweight Lena Sorensen, thrilled by Lucy's heroism and decisiveness, becomes obsessed with the trainer and enrols as a client at her Bodysculpt gym. It quickly becomes clear that Lena is more interested in Lucy's body than her own. Then, when one of the paedophiles she allowed to escape carries out a heinous sex attack, Lucy's transition from hero to villain is complete. When Lucy imprisons Lena in her mother's deserted real-estate blocks downtown, and can't stop thinking about the sex lives of Siamese twins, the real problems start. In the aggressive, drill-sergeant trainer, Lucy Brennan, and the needy, manipulative Lena Sorensen, Irvine Welsh has created two of his most memorable female protagonists, and one of the most bizarre, sado-masochistic folies a deux in contemporary fiction. The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins taps into two great obsessions of our time, personal training regimes and real estate -- how we look and where we live -- and tells a story so subversive and dark it blacks out the Florida sun
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VHOB
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Welsh, Irvine
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Sin, Original
  • Personal trainers
  • Lesbians
  • Murder
  • Revenge
  • Paedophilia
Target audience
adult
Label
The sex lives of Siamese twins, Irvine Welsh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052778848
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
467 pages.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780224087896
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The sex lives of Siamese twins, Irvine Welsh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052778848
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
467 pages.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780224087896
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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