Lionel Asbo

State of England
Product Number: EB00173140
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307958099
Publisher: Vintage
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A savage, funny, and mysteriously poignant saga by a renowned author at the height of his powers. Lionel Asbo, a terrifying yet weirdly loyal thug (self-named after England's notorious Anti-Social Behaviour Order), has always looked out for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Desmond Pepperdine. He provides him with fatherly career advice (always carry a knife, for example) and is determined they should share the joys of pit bulls (fed with lots of Tabasco sauce), Internet porn, and all manner of more serious criminality. Des, on the other hand, desires nothing more than books to read and a girl to love (and to protect a family secret that could be the death of him). But just as he begins to lead a gentler, healthier life, his uncle-once again in a London prison-wins 140 million in the lottery and upon his release hires a public relations firm and begins dating a cannily ambitious topless model and "poet." Strangely, however, Lionel's true nature remains uncompromised while his problems, and therefore also Desmond's, seem only to multiply.

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Author(s): Martin Amis
Original Publish Date: Aug 21, 2012

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Author(s): Martin Amis
Narrator(s): Alex Jennings
Product Number DD2469
Released: Aug 14, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: AudioGo
ISBN: #9781609989859
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Author(s): Martin Amis
Narrator(s): Alex Jennings
Product Number Z100031019
Released: Aug 21, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792787037

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