Sam is 27 and needs to get a job. Keith, who claims to be a second cousin of his (absent) father, offers him one. On Keith’s card it says he does `distribution and delivery’, which seems to consist of `a lot of driving around, getting out of the car for a few minutes and then getting back in’, Sam tells his mother.
And so the days go by, Keith driving to a trading estate, ducking into a portakabin, all the while telling Sam stories about his first boss, Geoff Crozier, his mentor in distribution and delivery. As the weeks pass, Sam gets to know Keith’s friends, flirty Hazel-Claire from whom they buy two pasties every day at lunchtime, a variety of receptionists, and a few tantalising secrets from Keith’s past…
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Joff Winterhart is a master at depicting ordinary life in all its utterly poignant and funny mundanity.
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