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Three Craws (Paperback) (James Yorkston)
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Johnny’s return from London to stay with best friend Stevie is the final admission that his dreams of being a great artist are dead. In Victoria Bus Station he meets Mikey, a deranged low-level dealer, who is from the same area. As Johnny tries to get his life back on track, living in a tiny cottage with Stevie, Mikey won’t leave them alone, a constant presence destabilising everything around him. As Johnny tries to hang on to the only job he can get, Mikey’s actions threaten his livelihood and Stevie’s sanity. In a blackly comic climax, events take a sinister turn. Can Johnny and Stevie survive the consequences or will they be dragged down by their unwanted "friend?"Three Craws is a beautifully evoked portrait of contemporary rural life for those dealt a meager hand.