The Wrong Boy
- ISBN: 9780753133071
Raymond Marks is a normal boy, from a normal family, in a normal town. His father left home after falling in love with a five-string banjo; his fun-hating Gran believes... more
Raymond Marks is a normal boy, from a normal family, in a normal town. His father left home after falling in love with a five-string banjo; his fun-hating Gran believes she should have married Jean-Paul Sartre: "I could never read his books but y'could tell from his picture, there was nothing frivolous about Jean-Paul Sartre." Felonious Uncle Jason and Appalling Aunty Paula are lusting after the satellite dish; frogs are flattered on Failsworth Boulevard; and Sickening Sonia's being sick in the majestic cathedral of words.
Raymond Marks is a normal boy. Until, on the banks of the Rochdale Canal, the fly-trapping craze begins and, for Raymond and his Mam, nothing is ever quite so normal again.
In Raymond, prize-wining and internationally acclaimed playwright Willy Russell has created a character to rival his Shirley Valentine and Educating Rita.
The Wrong Boy by Willy Russell, narrated by Willy Russell
(01 Sep 2008)