Marlboro man

Alex Pereira – former ‘Winston-boy’ and gayumbero – left Gibraltar in 1998 to escape his unsavoury criminal past. Twenty-one years later, he is back on the Rock – strapped for cash and stranded in an Uppertown bedsit, with no company save for his fading memories.

In Marlboro Man, M. G. Sanchez revisits the Gibraltar of the late eighties and early nineties, bringing back to life a chaotic era marked by social unrest and large-scale smuggling.

"Sanchez is one of the most underrated novelists writing in English. He shows us that a micro-territory such as Gibraltar can produce a writer with as much to say about colonial history, mental health issues and the often destructive nature of social convention as any of his peers in larger spaces."

Alastair Niven, Former President, English PEN; Booker Prize judge, 1994 and 2014.

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