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By Ashley Little

Set within the early Nineties, Ashley Little’s follow-up to her award-winning novel Anatomy of a lady Gang introduces readers to eleven-year-old Tucker Malone—the purely baby of a narcoleptic traveling stripper—who believes his father is Sam Malone, the Boston barkeep who usually seems on Tucker’s television monitor. He and his mom stream from inn to lodge till, one evening in Niagara Falls, his mom is hit through a automobile after falling asleep within the street.

Tucker is distributed to dwell in a adolescence team domestic the place he meets Meredith, a pregnant sixteen-year-old with hopes of her personal; he convinces her to affix him on a highway journey around the border to the USA with the intention to locate his father, which takes them from Boston to the west coast. alongside the way in which they come upon one of the most infamous criminals of the Nineteen Nineties, and arrive in la simply because the Rodney King riots are unfolding.

His cross-country seek turns into an epic depiction of mid-90s the US at a crossroads as visible throughout the eyes of a boy, for whom discovering his father is the single factor that might make him entire. informed in spare, easy prose, Niagara Motel is a biting chronicle throughout the upward thrust of mass-media within the decade that outlined the MTV iteration, and the bittersweet tale of a tender boy who needs to research difficult classes on his strategy to changing into a man.

Ashley Little is the writer of Anatomy of a woman Gang, winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Literary Award.

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