The crime caper Welcome to Collinwood mixes familiar ingredients (a bunch of bungling crooks, a "perfect" bank job) in an unfamiliar setting (rust-belt Cleveland), and pans a little bit of gold from the scuzz.
Starting at 10.42pm on a tube station platform a week before Christmas, and ending the following morning at 7.38 next to a postbox, the book chronicles Kenny's dark night of the soul as he circles the skyscrapers and scuzz around the Isle of Dogs in the East End of London.
Unattributed, The Telegraph, 16 July 2006, The Telegraph
reviewing Anne Cassidy's The Story of My Life. Amazon
At one point, I looked behind the refrigerator, at the coils, and what I saw was not meant to be seen by human eyes. It was scuzz growing on more scuzz.