Dead Cat Bounce by Kevin ScottDead Cat Bounce by Kevin Scott

Dead Cat Bounce

byKevin Scott

Paperback | May 18, 2017

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“Well, either way, you'll have to speak to him today because...unless I get my money by tomorrow morning there's not going to be a funeral.”

When your 11 year old brother has been tragically killed in a car accident, you might think that organising his funeral would take priority. But when Nicky's coffin, complete with Nicky's body, goes missing, deadbeat loser Matt has only 26 hours in which to find the £20,000 he owes a Glasgow gangster or explain to his grieving mother why there's not going to be a funeral.

Enter middle brother, Pete, successful hedge fund manager with an expensive wife, expensive children, and an expensive villa in Tuscany. Pete's watches cost £20,000, but he has his own problems, and Matt doesn't want his help anyway.

Seething with old resentments, the betrayals of the past and the double-dealings of the present, the two brothers must find a way to work together to retrieve Nicky's body and discover that they are not so different after all.

Kevin Scott's first novel is an assured and audacious black comedy of sibling rivalries and a satirical comment on the failures of modern society.

Kevin Scott spends most days trying to put the right words in the right order. He graduated from the University of Glasgow Creative Writing MLitt programme with distinction in 2013, and was subsequently shortlisted for the Sceptre Prize. His short stories have been published in a number of magazines in the UK and US. He also previously...
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Title:Dead Cat BounceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.58 inPublished:May 18, 2017Publisher:ThunderPoint Publishing LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910946184

ISBN - 13:9781910946183

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"Pacy and assured, with an authentic voice, Dead Cat Bounce is an impressive debut novel from Kevin Scott." - Neil Forsyth

"Kevin Scott has written a fast-paced novel driven by a brotherly rivalry that’s full of everyday scheming which is necessary to survive in this absurd, funny, tough world."- Elizabeth Reeder