Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.
Date: October 2007
Duration: 4 hours 40 minutes
Set in late 1930s London, Hangover Square is the dark and disquieting tale of George Harvey Bone, a perpetual drunk. He suffers from 'dark' moods, which click on and off without warning, as if someone has tripped a switch in his head. On his supposedly better days, George whiles away his time nursing a pint or six and obsessing about the attractive but cruel small-time actress Netta. She fuels his paranoia and repressed rage by treating him with flirty, flippant cruelty, and sometimes even public contempt. Disgusted by his own helpless devotion and his increasingly erratic behaviour, George is driven to the edge - culminating in Hangover Square's spectacular and haunting climax.