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Author Mills, Magnus.

Title The restraint of beasts : a novel / Magnus Mills
Edition First U.S. edition
Published New York : Arcade Publishing ; [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by Little, Brown, [1998]
©1998

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 W'PONDS  820.914 M6577 A6/R  AVAILABLE
Description 214 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "Here is the captivating tale of three men who work for a company specializing in high-tension fences, the kind that keep beasts in and humans out - or maybe the other way around. Tam and Richie are good Scots lads at heart (taciturn and suspicious of authority) who have turned loafing and pub-crawling into an art form. They try the patience of their foreman, the narrator of the novel, who has the misfortune of being British."--BOOK JACKET. "Carefully laid plans go haywire from the start. The fence they had built for Mr. McCrindle has gone slack, and while he watches them attempt to set things right, things go horribly, terribly wrong. Covering their tracks as best they can, the hapless trio head south from Scotland to do a job in England. But sometimes good fences make disastrous neighbors."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Contract labor -- England -- Fiction.
Fences -- Design and construction -- Fiction.
Scots -- England -- Fiction.
Young men -- England -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Scotland -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
LC no. 98073666
ISBN 1559704373