The Dewsbury Desperadoes are on their way to Pontefract for a gig at the
Allied Butchers & Architects Club. The girl with the chestnut eyes is on
her way to somewhere. And Raymond is heading for Gulag Grimsby. Raymond
Marks is a normal boy, from a normal family, in a normal northern town. His
dad left home after falling in love with a five-string banjo; his fun-
hating grandma believes she should have married Jean-Paul Sartre- 'I could
never read his books, but you could tell from his picture, there was
nothing frivolous about John Paul Sartre.' Felonious Uncle Jason and
appalling Aunty Paula are lusting after the satellite dish; frogs are
flattened on Failsworth Boulevard; and Sickening Sonia's being sick in the
majestic cathedral of words. Raymond Marks is a normal boy, from a normal
family, in a normal northern town. Until, on the banks of the Rochdale
Canal, the fly-trapping craze begins and, for Raymond and his Mam, nothing
is ever quite so normal again. In Raymond, prize-winning and
internationally acclaimed playwright Willy Russell has created an
unforgettable character to rival his Shirley Valentine and educated Rita.
The Wrong Boy is his extraordinary first novel.

Willy Russell—The Wrong Boy

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