Twelve Oclock Feet Neil Raffan

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Published: October 29th 2012

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180 pages


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Twelve Oclock Feet  by  Neil Raffan

Twelve Oclock Feet by Neil Raffan
October 29th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 180 pages | ISBN: | 5.75 Mb

‘Would you like your bottom wiped by a total stranger.’ Life has given Brian Robinson a savage sense of self mockery.Alone in his South London flat, jousting with a progressively debilitating disease from the perspective of his wheelchair he writes his episodic autobiography. A turbulent and opinionated testament left to two of his nephews, Pockets and Razor. Assuring them of his love, he explains why there comes a time to move on from the terrestrial life that no longer affords him physical intimacy.

His dilemma is exacerbated - in his view - by the fact that he is gay, and the solace offered by telephone chat-lines and Internet chat-rooms proves both limited and dangerous.But whenever despondency looms, Brian, determined not to be a maudlin bore, uses his wit to lacerate something, anything – from Mrs.

Macgregor his daily help to asparagus for making his urine stink. Sated, he will briefly share his defiant passion for the beauty of the world around him, especially the North Kent coast, which he can now only visit as a prisoner of his chair, before he once more releases his demons through mockery.But life is becoming more complicated, however much tidying up Brian does. The life of The Colonel, the third and despised nephew, begins to unravel as events reveal how the Catholic Macgregor family are inextricably linked to the Robinsons.

And what of the unexpected possibility of bonding with the phlegmatic Peter found by chance on a chat-line- will it come about in time to save the increasingly self-destructive Brian from the clamour for C2C action of the chat-rooms?A wry urban confessional that combines the complex humanity of White Teeth with the exultant drive to self-disclosure found in The Abomination, Twelve O’clock Feet shows a remarkable individual bending the ear of life with a raucous combination of rant and love song.‘There’ll be no resurrection this Easter Sunday.’



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