Seven days to find a bride in the city for a mysterious millionaire from the country. It sounds like a lucrative, straightforward case for Private Investigator Boy, an above-average sinner if a less than successful Private Eye. But as Boy searches through the different sides of a dark city on behalf of his client, he discovers that his quest is as much about himself, and exorcising the demons in his past, as it is about finding the 'woman in a thousand'. When the legendary Race Man intervenes, Boy's investigations propel all parties to a stunning climax. Rich, poignant, and brimming with invention, Diran Adebayo's MY ONCE UPON A TIME is a remarkably perceptive insight into our times.For more information on this author contact his website on www.diran.com
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Adebayo was born, bred & still lives in London. His acclaimed 1st novel, SOME KIND OF BLACK won several awards inc. The 1995 Saga Prize The Writers' Guilds New Writers of the Year Award. He has since written drama for radio & TV and is currently working on his third novel.Review:
not so much a novel subverting a tired genre as one that turns it on its head...his greatest asset, beyond his clinical obervational skills, is a prose style built around the rhythms of black speech and music. MY ONCE UPON A TIME refines the style further, * THE TIMES * Diran Adebayo confirms his promise as a writer of vibrant originality...This is a book that sings: its prose a giddy mixture of English and patois, Runyonesque flights of descriptive fancy and the musical cadences of street-sland, is by turns rhapsodic, exhilarating & poignant. Adebayo is a real find and MY ONCE UPON A TIME a magical fairy-tale for our times * TELEGRAPH * ...keeps surprising, never easily giving up its answers or letting the reader settle... In the end you're in another country amd with the Gods * TIME OUT * ...sings with reality. Adebayo has written an important novel. His fable tells some very real, untold stories * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
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Descripción ABACUS, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0349112371