About the Author:Debbie McGowan is a teacher and lecturer in the social sciences, currently residing in the dark recesses of Lancashire, England. She is the author of several books to date, including 'And The Walls Came Tumbling Down' (2010), 'Champagne' (highblue, 2004) and contributed to the 'The Story Salon Big Book of Stories' (iUniverse, 2006). She enjoys spending her time at home with her family and dogs, cooking occasionally and of course writing.
Detailed Information:Set during a period of significant social and cultural change in the early 1980's, Champagne opens up a world of seedy revue bars, prostitution, abuse, drug addiction and the devastating effect of AIDS. Centred around the events of a declining revue bar and its regeneration, a young man comes of age and finds his first love whilst looking for his estranged, abusive father. Through dark humour and strong characterisation the book is not only eye opening but also manages to capture a truly unique time in popular culture.