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The Homeless Heart-throb

The Homeless Heart-throb


By Crystal Jeans

"The Homeless Heart-Throb is clever, different, and it just roars along as it fans the provocative flames - loved it!." Liz Robinson, LoveReading

Featured, Fiction, Novels

£8.99


 

How funny! How dysfunctional. This is what it really means to be British, she thought. Everybody separate behind their walls and everybody drinking…

Dennis has been carrying a torch for Gareth Moon since school; Sez conducts a psychological experiment with himself and two jam-jars the subjects; Estela spends sultry summer afternoons observing her neighbours over the fence; Hatima searches for an errant octogenarian in the local hostelries… Each of them encounters Monsterberry Crush, the local vagrant, until snapshot by snapshot his story is told.

Set in various homes, streets, parks and a nearby residence for the demented elderly, The Homeless Heart-throb is a journey into contemporary Wales lit up with the full gamut of human relationships: platonic, romantic and sexual.

 

 

Winner of Wales Book of the Year Award Fiction (2018) with Light Switches Are My Kryptonite

Shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2017 with The Vegetarian Tigers of Paradise

 

Praise for the novels of Crystal Jeans
"In Sylvester, Crystal Jeans has created a character as evocative and alluring as her own name. Her book is an amazing piece of literary ventriloquism; convincing, moving, funny, flawlessly sustained, and utterly compelling."
Niall Griffiths

"With a literary voice as distinctive as her name, this Cardiff writer blew away the judging panel… I’d never read anything
quite like Light Switches Are My Kryptonite..."
Carolyn Hitt, Wales Online

"Think Caitlin Moran in Gabalfa, Cardiff – dysfunctionality made humorous and page-turningly entertaining and moving."
Professor Tony Curtis



Reviews


"[Crystal] writes with reckless honesty that raises eyebrows, goosebumps, and belly laughs."
Cynan Jones


"A sweary, sexy, thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining tale set in a Welsh town. "
Liz Robinson, LoveReading


"...this is the epitome of quirky novels... it’s not always nice, but it is truthful... A different sort of read for the different sort of reader"
The Caffeinated Reader


"This has to be one of the more unique reads I’ve had... full of human interactions in all their glory, eccentric, emotional, completely dysfunctional, grim, gritty and so very funny…..so real and utterly compelling, this will stay with me for a long time."
The Bookwormery


"... orginal, fresh, challenging and has a very distinctive voice. Without a doubt, I would recommend this book to everyone... the writing is so sharp, extraordinary and eccentric in places... it challenged me as a reader, entertained me and made me realise that my city and yours can inspire collective stories of immense strength."
Books Are My Cwtches



Foreword:
ISBN: 9781912905010
Language: English
Categories: Featured, Fiction, Novels
First Published by Honno: 1st August 2019




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