Lionel Asbo : state of England
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012.
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Central Adult Fiction
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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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Book
Edition:
1st American ed.
Physical Desc:
255 pages ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307958082 (hbk.), 0307958086 (hbk.)

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A satire of modern society and celebrity culture finds the seemingly simple pursuits of young Desmond Pepperdine hampered by his uncle Lionel's near-criminal habits, which become more prominent when Lionel wins the lottery.
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Issued also in an electronic format.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Amis, M. (2012). Lionel Asbo: state of England. 1st American ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Amis, Martin. 2012. Lionel Asbo: State of England. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Amis, Martin, Lionel Asbo: State of England. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Amis, Martin. Lionel Asbo: State of England. 1st American ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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