Ring Road

Ring Road
Published by Harper Perennial on 7th February 2005

Big Davey Quinn, unexceptional seventh son of a seventh son, has come home. In twenty years, many things about his home town have changed. But the locals have not. Bob Savory has made a million with his company Sandwich Classics. Francie McGinn, the divorced minister at The People’s Fellowship, is still trying to convert the town through his Fish-and-Chip Biblical Quiz Nights. And Sammy, the town’s best plumber, is looking for solace at the bottom of the whisky bottle.

Clever, touching and spot-on in its description of small town life, Ring Road confirms Ian Sansom’s status as one of our funniest and most perceptive authors.