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Miyuki Woodward, lover of pints and instant food, has been taking a holiday to the same seaside town for eight years. She is made to feel at home, at least during pub-quiz nights, when Short Mr Hughes, Tall Mr Hughes and Mr Puw are especially glad to recruit Miyuki and her trivia prowess to their team. This year, following an act of raw creativity involving some cans of gold spraypaint, Miyuki will take part in the most turbulent events the village has seen since Tall Mr Hughes returned from the pub toilets without remembering to button up. Tear-inducingly funny, fond and unputdownable, Gold is a novel about love and belonging.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2007
Description: 198 p. : port. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781841959535
Branch Call Number: Rhod


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Dec 21, 2015

A great little read; I was perfectly enjoying myself and ready to give it four stars, and then the ending. One star.

Nov 02, 2013

I have actually read this novel twice, after recently recalling its main character, Miyuki and thinking how much I enjoyed her holiday adventure. Coincidentally, this time I was the exact age that Miyuki is during the novel's setting.

I agree with one of the previous comments that the end can leave you a bit perplexed, but I think that one can guess what occurred based on the foreshadowing earlier in the novel.

On a related note, this novel does a good job of presenting some of the struggles of being a gay person in a heterocentric society, which I think are accessible and realistic for both men and women.

Jun 12, 2013

I adored this book. I did not want to be done with the characters at the end of the book. Such a charming story set in a pastoral village on the coast of Wales.

Dec 11, 2009

A nice little read with a cozy feel to it, due to the atmosphere and characters. Not sure about the very end, but I liked it overall.

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