One Year of Ugly (Hardback)
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One Year of Ugly (Hardback)

One Year of Ugly (Hardback)

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Hardback 378 Pages
Published: 23/07/2020

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Fresh, darkly comic and filled with brilliant characters, One Year of Ugly is a spellbinding exploration of family, first love and the meaning of home. Set in Trinidad, Mackenzie’s deliciously witty debut gifts the reader with a range of wonderfully messy and unique love stories. A sharp, humorous and thoroughly enjoyable read.

Meet Yola Palacios.

Having escaped crumbling, socialist Venezuela, Yola and her family are settling into their peaceful new life in Trinidad.

But when her beloved Aunt Celia dies, the family once again find their lives turned upside down. For Celia had been keeping a very big secret - the Palacios are seriously in debt to a local criminal called Ugly, and without the funds to pay him off, they must do his bidding until the debt is cleared. So far, so ugly.

In the midst of the turmoil appears Roman - Ugly's distractingly gorgeous right-hand man. And although she knows it's foolish, not to mention dangerous, Yola just can't help but give in to the attraction. Could this wildly inappropriate (and very messy) romance be the perfect antidote?

Told with wry humour and irresistible wit, One Year of Ugly is devastatingly funny, blisteringly fresh story of family, first love, and finding home.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008347079
Number of pages: 378
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 35 mm

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“Perfect dark humour...”

Caroline Mackenzie’s brilliant debut is about a Venezuelan family living illegally under the radar in Trinidad. When their aunt Celia suddenly dies, they find themselves shackled to a local criminal called Ugly with... More

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2 similar books recommended
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“A dark story told with great humour.”

Thank you to HarperCollins for my early copy of One Year of Ugly, which I received in exchange for an honest review.

I recently read Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, I absolutely loved it because it dealt with a... More

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1 similar book recommended
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“One of THE books of 2020”

Utterly hilarious in a dark humour way; this is the tale of the Palacios family, originally from Venezuela, now living as illegals in Trinidad. When Yola Palacios’ Aunt Celia suddenly dies the whole family find their... More

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