Zara wants to do it in the Med, Alicia wants a Brazilian to please Mikey, Sally prefers the garden hose to Brian, and Catherine can only find satisfaction on the tennis court. Charlie and Dorothy's four over-sexed, grown-up daughters struggle to find fulfilment in Blair's skimpy Britain, as materialism is turned on its head and less becomes more. Deeply satirical, Thong Nation follows one extended family's fortunes and misfortunes over the course of a long hot summer. Zara is a fledgling rep for failing holiday company Majorcan Dreams. Alicia is a teacher at a grossly under-funded inner-city primary school, and hooked up with seedy boyfriend Mikey. Sally has just been made redundant from her high paying IT job, and wishes hubby Brian was ten times more exciting. And Catherine is a very cross single mum. Thong Nation's climax comes at golf-mad Charlie's not-so-surprise 70th birthday party when all the family, and a few uninvited guests, have gathered in a supposedly luxury seaside villa.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSerpent's Tail
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)978-1852428945
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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