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The Big Crunch
by Medeas Wray

Place: Leeds,England . Year: 2002 as Leeds United start to slide down the premier league tables and Malkie's life goes into free-fall down to a failing marriage, computer crashes, a mysteriously totalled car and the other self-inflicted complication. He's a video games inventor and graphic artist who's after the big prize, the Macgregor contract, along with Ian, his geeky assistant, Leeds United supporter and ex-hacker who has a couple of murky associates and a flat at the low-rent end of the neighbourhood where Malkie mis-spends a few of his nights.

Newly into astronomy, habitually into alcohol Malkie struggles with his demons as Ian starts coming into his own, drawing on old skills and new levels of resourcefulness to help out a friend and ensure the continued success of Malkie's company - and his own future - despite the mayhem and mishaps going on around him.

Darkly comic, moving in places and full of twists and turns, The Big Crunch is a distinctly contemporary debut novel from a fresh new voice in fiction - encompassing vigilante justice, identity bleaching, drug-taking and excess, kidnapping and more, a page-turning read that keeps the reader guessing. It's a story of recklessness and redemption, love and loss, winners and losers in the lottery that can be city-living.
 

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