Lovers And Losers
A hilarious and poignant new novel from the author of SHAMELESSSteve used to be a winner. Five consecutive Top Ten hits, a haircut that was imitated by thousands of teenagers across the country, and a coke habit that was little short of legendary. Of course this was back in the 80s, when Steve was part of pop duo A Boy and His Diva. Before Katrina, the other half of the duo, came home to find Steve in bed with her boyfriend Mikey...Now in his 40s, Steve is determined to give things another go. There's a new reality TV show on Channel 4, and Steve thinks this could be the ideal opportunity to relaunch the band. There's just one problem. Steve and Katrina haven't spoken for years.Meanwhile Katrina is married with a kid, and has very little interest in rekindling the dreams of all those years ago. But Mikey was the love of her life, so when Steve comes knocking on her door, his arrival reopens old wounds and raises some very uncomfortable questions...Paul Burston's third novel is a wise, witty and evocative novel about the decade of excess, and its legacy.