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The Demolition of the Century

By Duncan Sarkies

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A funny yet thoughtful tale of one man's quest to find his son

'Twisted, surprising and very very very funny. Did I put too many verys? I don't think so' Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords, on Two Little Boys

Tom Spotswood (a.k.a. William McGinty) is an insurance investigator who has lost his socks, his suitcase, his career, his ex-wife, and most importantly, his son, Frank.

He is being followed by Robert Valentine, the mysterious owner of the horse with no sperm; Alastair Shook and his van of teenage guards; and Spud, a demolition man who is using his wrecking ball to bring down the most beautiful movie theatre in town, the Century.

To find his son he will have to come to terms with his past - a past he ran away from. But first he will have to find those socks.

The Demolition of the Century appeals to fans of kooky, quirky humour similar to Flight of the Conchords.

Biographical Notes

Duncan Sarkies has written several plays, film scripts and live shows as well as two novels. He wrote an episode for the HBO TV series Flight of the Conchords and his book of short stories, Stray Thoughts and Nose Bleeds, won Best First Book at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2000. Two Little Boys was released as a feature film in 2012.

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  • Publication date: 16 Jan 2014
  • Page count: 400
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