Author(s): Ed Taylor

Fiction - Contemporary

It is Theo's fate to be the son of the drugged-up guitarist from one of the world's biggest rock bands – and that does not make for a happy childhood

Theo is the 10-year-old son of a major rock star. It's the mid-to-late 1980s, and for anyone who knows the history of rock superstardom, it's hard not to map Theo's world on to one of the most notoriously dysfunctional groups on the planet, who were going through a particularly dark period at the time. To be the son of a drugged-up guitarist with the law of several countries on his back and a mother scarcely worthy of the title is Theo's fate, and no amount of Christmases in July can make up for the relentlessly disturbed, invaded and grotesquely sexualised setting that it's his lot to inhabit. Taylor's novel is a sustained howl of confusion and alienation as Theo runs up and down, in and out of the gothic Long Island pile where his father has left him with his grandfather and a useless minder. The blurring of inside and outside speaks of Theo's literal lack of boundaries, and when the big star himself turns up with a large, hedonistic entourage, the taking down of his flimsy inner walls is brutally completed. -The Guardian


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General Fields

  • : 9781910400036
  • : Old Street Publishing
  • : Old Street Publishing
  • : December 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ed Taylor
  • : Paperback
  • : 813.6