‘Happiness for those unused to it is like food for the starving – a little too much can be fatal.’
Writer Jeff Colombier is not accustomed to success. Twice divorced with a grown-up son he barely sees, he drinks too much and his books don’t sell.
Then he wins a big literary prize and his life changes for ever. Overwhelmed by his newfound wealth and happiness, he feels the need to escape and recapture his lost youth, taking his son, Damien, with him. And if strange encounters lead them down dangerous paths … well, c’est la vie.
Praise for Pascal Garnier:
‘Tough, bloody stuff, but put together with a cunning intelligence’ Sunday Times
‘A trippy, sleazy, sly and classy read’ A. L. Kennedy
‘Horribly funny … appalling and bracing in equal measure’ John Banville
‘A mixture of Albert Camus and JG Ballard’ FT
‘Bleak, often funny and never predictable’ The Observer
‘A brilliant exercise in grim and gripping irony, it makes you grin as well as wince’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Deliciously dark … painfully funny’ New York Times