There's Grandaddy Jake Santee, 99 years old, an unreformed gambler, cranky reprobate and fierce opponent of the work ethic.
Thanks to his home-distilled hooch, Ol' Death Whisper, he reckons he's in with good shot at immortality. And then there's Tiny, adopted at the age of four by Grandaddy Jake, a giant young man as gentle as Jake is belligerent. And then there's Fup, an uncompromising twenty-pound mallard, partial to a drink herself, whose unique presence transforms the Santee household.
Hilarious, heartwarming and magical, Fup is a contemporary fable that inspires an almost evangelical fervour in all who read it.
It is a work of enormous originality with a giant heart.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/09/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781782116356
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