Sacking Hucker is a light-hearted account of redemption and friendship in the reality TV era set in Birmingham, England. More
Sacking Hucker is a comic novel by Charles Russell
Laurie Hucker, a black Brummie, has run away from a successful media career in London to an unpleasant job in his home town of Birmingham, England, where he drinks too much and takes a relentlessly dejected view of life and of relationships.
Then Elizabeth Coney appears. Hucker’s determination not to be entranced by her leads to his sacking – and to unsought opportunities in political television. It also leads to a resolution of the trauma which drove him from London. On the way, he comes to accept genuine friendship, to appreciate the virtues of his birthplace, and to face up to his own qualities.
A light comedy, Sacking Hucker is a light-hearted account of redemption and friendship in the reality TV era.