Under the Rotunda

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Danny Bernardi, Jun 1, 2006 - Accident victims - 272 pages
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It's Friday night and single mum, Andrea's cooking up a storm. She's invited her current boyfriend, Tony, her one time lover, Bobby and his current squeeze, Lisa. You could call it madness but they're all grown-ups so Andrea is sure they can handle it. What should be a civilised end to a stress filled working week rapidly descends into a chaotic mess. As skeletons are revealed and resentments unearthed Lisa loses it and storms out into the night with fatal consequences. Lisa's untimely death has a profound effect upon Tony, Andrea and Bobby in quite different and unexpected ways. Under the Rotunda is a disarming novel of hope and renewal set in Birmingham. You won't fail to be moved and entertained by the comic cuts, visceral dialogue and instantly memorable characters abound in this sparkling debut by Danny Bernardi. 'A dramatic first novel' Footsteps to Oxford online magazine

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I liked this. An easy read with colourful 'age 30 something' characters .

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'Beautifully written' Janice Long
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'a contemporary romp through the second city'
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'strong on character and dialogue, and peppered with familiar
sites and sounds'
Julie Boden former Birmingham Poet Laureate
'a post-modern mixture of realistic confusion and the belief of
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