by Alan Warner
The choir from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School for Girls is being bused from the port to the national singing finals in the big, big city. And it's an important day for the sopranos: Orla, Kylah, (Ra)Chell, Manda, and Fionnula (the Cooler) -- pub crawling, shoplifting, and body piercing being top priorities. Then it's time to lose that competition -- lose, because a nuclear sub has just anchored back in the bay and tonight the Mantrap disco wilt be full of submariners on shore leave. There is no time for delays, but after the fifth bottle of alco-pop in the back of the bus, it's clear all is not going to go as planned, for anyone. The sopranos are never going to be the same.<P>A bestseller in England, The Sopranos is an outrageous tale of adolescent debauchery -- of sex, drugs, and quaint chorales -- in all of its gore and glory.
Author: Alan Warner
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Release Date: 1999-01-01