Returning to the Headland, in the small, coastal town, the narrator of Shorty Loves Wing Wong is struck by the memories that return to him in this strange and remote place on the borders of Geordieland and the coal fields of County Durham. Like the story about the skate with a neck as thick as a tree, 'at least seventy years old'; or the one about the club singer who once killed a cat, dried it out and put it through a mangle. He remembers the time he saw crocodiles emerging from walls and losing his first love to a smooth ...

Shorty Loves Wing Wong 2007, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571234714