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Champagne
 
Champagne Cover
Language: English
Published: 9th April, 2014
Publisher: First Edition (paperback): highblue, 2004; Second Edition (ebook/paperback): Beaten Track, 2012, 2014.
ISBN: 9781909192768 (2nd edition); 978-1904993001 (1st edition)
Category: Fiction
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Information: Haunted by the abuse of his now missing father, seventeen year old Sammy stumbles upon the seedy world of drug addiction and prostitution of London's West End in the 1980s. Cold, desperate and exhausted, he takes shelter in a trash-filled alley behind a strip... [Detailed Info]
 
About the Author:
Debbie McGowan is an author, publisher and social scientist, currently residing in West Lancashire, England. She is the author of several novels to date, including the series, 'Hiding Behind The Couch' and contributed to the 'The Story Salon Big Book of Stories' (iUniverse, 2006). Debbie's novels usually fall within the generic remit of 'Contemporary Fiction', and in all cases focus on the emotions, relationships and interactions between characters. She enjoys spending her time at home... Read More
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Haunted by the abuse of his now missing father, seventeen year old Sammy stumbles upon the seedy world of drug addiction and prostitution of London's West End in the 1980s. Cold, desperate and exhausted, he takes shelter in a trash-filled alley behind a strip club, unaware that what is about to unfold will change the course of his life.

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.