White City

 15.00

by Kevin Power

I can’t recommend it enough. It’s often hilariously funny but it’s also a sharp and smart dissection of contemporary materialism’ John Boyne, author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies

‘An immensely enjoyable and tautly written account of a young man from an affluent family whose life of privilege is turned upside down’ Sunday Times

‘Spiky, blackly funny novel that offers an incisive study on class, entitlement and masculinity’ Independent

‘Capacious and comic, luxuriantly written, with an intricate plot and heightened characterisation… both riotous rant and thoughtful coming-of-age tale’ Dublin Review of Books

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White City

‘It was my father’s arrest that brought me here, although you could certainly say that I took the scenic route.’

Here is rehab, where Ben – the only son of a rich South Dublin banker – is piecing together the shattered remains of his life. Abruptly cut off, at the age of 27, from a life of heedless privilege, Ben flounders through a world of drugs and dead-end jobs, his self-esteem at rock bottom. Even his once-adoring girlfriend, Clio, is at the end of her tether.  Then Ben runs into an old school friend who wants to cut him in on a scam: a shady property deal in the Balkans. The deal will make Ben rich and, at one fell swoop, will deliver him from all his troubles: his addictions, his father’s very public disgrace, and his own self-loathing and regret. Problems solved.

But something is amiss. For one thing, the Serbian partners don’t exactly look like fools. (In fact they look like gangsters.) And, for another, Ben is being followed everywhere he goes. Someone is being taken for a ride. But who?

About the Author

Kevin Power is an Irish writer and academic. He currently teaches in the School of English at Trinity College Dublin. He writes regularly for The Sunday Business Post. His novel Bad Day in Blackrock was published by The Lilliput Press, Dublin, in 2008 and filmed in 2012 as What Richard Did.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 15.4 × 2.5 × 23.4 cm