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Paul has become a successful lawyer, and hopes to become a Labour MP. A squabbling married couple, Rob and Ali, have made good in the world of big corporations. Asked to say just what they do, their explanation is couched in incomprehensible corporate speak gobbledygook; very funny. Pris is a social worker with a new boyfriend whom the others regard as not their sort of chap. Haze is a sponging inadequate. They talk, reminisce, gossip and score off one another, drink heavily, smoke reefers, and snort cocaine as, over the weekend, they look back at what they were, what they hoped to be, and either measure or deny the different ways in which they have failed. They're a sad lot, really, .
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It is scheduled for demolition , but may last for the time left to Guy. The novel takes place over a weekend. Guy has invited a group of old friends to stay. They were all at the same university more than 20 years ago, engaged in film studies, and would spend weekends at the house then, partying, drinking and drugging, and making home movies, some of them take offs of famous films, or glosses on them. Guy's ambition then was to be a film director; he never got further than working for a regional TV company. His career, like most people's, has been less than he thought it would be. The others have Adidas Gazelle Og Trainers
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word with Asperger's syndrome and an obsessive compulsive disorder, an expert player of a game called HeroSpace, which is where, he says, "I really live" (and from which he makes a good deal of money in a manner that baffles me), he is his father's chief carer. Guy has never told him who his mother is, but he has, as it were, two surrogate mothers his therapist (whom we never meet) and Holly, a Marxist film critic, an old university friend of Guy's who is admirable and likeable. Guy and Kit live in a dilapidated country house on the edge of the quarry of the title.
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