Tragic and hilarious in equal measure, Tim Lott?s story of Charlie and Maureen Buck?s ailing marriage and their climb up (and down) the social ladder during the 1980s is a wonderfully honest portrait of ordinary people living through an extraordinary time. Steeped in the decade?s cataclysmic events, packed with the crimes and misdemeanours we visit on each another, ?Rumours of a Hurricane? is a powerful tale of change, how we face it ? and how we don?t. ?An outstanding comic novel. Places the 1980s under sceptical and merciless scrutiny? Literary Review.