Format: Paperback, B Format, 198 x 129mm, 240pp
Rodge Glass is the author of three novels, No Fireworks (Faber, 2005), Hope for Newborns (Faber, 2008) and Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs (Tindal Street, 2012), a literary biography Alasdair Gray: A Secretary s Biography (Bloomsbury, 2008) which won a Somerset Maugham Award in 2009, and the graphic novel (with Dave Turbitt) Dougie's War.
Long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2013
A lads’ weekend in Eastern Europe spirals out of control. A bleeding tourist is rescued by a stranger in downtown Toronto. A middle-aged woman holidaying in Tunisia considers the local options for love. An unemployed man shares his fantasies of a sex tour of Arizona with his long-suffering girlfriend. A woman is drawn into an impromptu but life-changing football game in the heart of the Amazon.
Following his universally acclaimed third novel, Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs, Somerset Maugham Award-winner, Rodge Glass, has created a themed, contemporary story collection like no other. With wit, wisdom, insight and pathos, he examines men and women of all ages who, through the advent of discount air travel, play out their lives and loves across the globe. Glass brilliantly captures the isolation, dislocation and occasional epiphanies of those who find themselves a thousand miles from home, and those who long to be.
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‘The atmosphere of disillusion, cynicism and impending doom is worthy of Roberto Bolaño… Behind the vulgar or stupid or simply innocent behaviour of Glass’s tourists there is often a core of real affection’ Irish Times
‘Glass seems in synch with the restless zeitgeist. His tales are in-flight entertainment which, (once you’ve checked in and rushed to your gate) are well worth checking out.’ Scotsman
‘With bright, bold prose, Glass breathes new life into the exotic cities that have been reduced to a few empty paragraphs in travel guides… utterly compelling’ The List
‘Brilliant, razor sharp and thoroughly modern in its prose. I love this collection of stories.’ Helen Walsh
‘Never before has the impact of low cost international travel on modern lives been so thoughtfully considered and brilliantly captured… beautiful, profound, sometimes heartbreaking, this literary triumph shows the levelling impact of low cost air travel… Laugh, be moved and consider the question: are you part of the easyJet generation?’ Traveller Magazine
‘… ideal holiday-reading.’ Guardian
‘Brilliant writing, the variety of locales, and the bold portrayal of character will delight short story and literary-fiction readers and may create demand for Glass’ previous novels.’ Booklist