The Isle of Dogs (Ebook)

Daniel Davies

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A cool, dark, sexy nightdrive of a novel. Daniel Davies writes with the detachment and insight of a new JG Ballard.

Anytown, England. Jeremy Shepherd has reached post-ambition, giving up the trappings of his London life (flash job, flash cars, even flashier girlfriends) to move back to his home town and his parents' house. By day, he is a low-level civil servant, chained to his desk and content to idle away the hours filing and answering emails. There isn't a lot to do in a small town, but the English are very resourceful and Jeremy quickly finds a hobby that delivers lots of fresh air and exercise. By night, he prowls local car parks to indulge in altogether more challenging pursuits - anonymous sex with strangers. This is no ordinary hobby - each encounter is tinged with a definite air of danger, as police stake out each site and the cloak of anonymity brings its own risks.

As the scene's night-time liaisons increasingly threaten the sensibilities of the local Daily Mail readers, things take a turn for the worse. Locals take a dislike to the illicit rendezvous and as the police step up surveillance, private pursuits risk becoming very public.

Publication date: 09/12/2010


ISBN: 9781847654830

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction

Daniel Davies

Daniel Davies

Daniel Davies was born near Birmingham in 1973 to a Welsh father and a Polish-German mother. He was educated at comprehensive schools, and the universities of Cambridge and East Anglia. He has lived in Prague, Sydney and Barcelona, and is currently based in London. His novel, The Isle of Dogs, was shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award and translated into several languages.