This is the story of weatherman Giles Doughty. Giles does not wear sensible ties and knitted jumpers like other weathermen. Rather, his life is a whirlwind - of romance, sex and decadence. But then one day he is shocked out of his self-absorption by the reappearance of his childhood friend Stella Murdoch. Stella, who disappeared suddenly so many ...
This is the story of weatherman Giles Doughty. Giles does not wear sensible ties and knitted jumpers like other weathermen. Rather, his life is a whirlwind - of romance, sex and decadence. But then one day he is shocked out of his self-absorption by the reappearance of his childhood friend Stella Murdoch. Stella, who disappeared suddenly so many years ago. As the novel develops and darkens, Giles is forced into an exploration of his childhood, and of cruelty. He has to face what he has always tried to escape - a mystery, at the heart of which lies Stella. A confession, a journey, an enquiry - embracing the great storm of October 1987, murderous doings, and eccentric characters - this brilliant first novel from Tim Binding is bound to thrill and delight all its readers.
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Publishers Weekly, 1993-11-22 ``Recently I have discovered that I am attractive to women,'' confides BBC weatherman and self-appointed raconteur Giles Doughty in the opening words of this funny, poignant first novel. He then sets out to prove it by recounting his three current affairs: with the head of an employment agency, a children's television star and an unnamed ``Woman from Spain.'' The woman who occupies his mind most, though, is his high school sweetheart Stella Muchmore, who vanished the year he was 16. When Giles's sister spots Stella in a London bar, he's forced to relive the events that led to her disappearance. Much of the text consists of a charming, ongoing conversation between the narrator and his younger self; we soon see that Giles is a much more pathetic character than he would care to admit, but the author treats him with respect and evident affection. Despite the recurrent, rather dull use of four-letter words, Binding's language often makes poetic and delightful swoops. This is a solid, entertaining first effort. (Jan.)
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