Night Time Cool

By Jamie Paradise

Detective Frederick Street loves his son Elvis: Elvis detests his dad: each wants to shake the other down over a bent cocaine deal involving porn impresario, Wade Long, and Shoreditch spiv, James Maroon.

Tuesday, 3 January 2023

Adventures in Love - by Jamie Jackson

Jamie Paradise is on a tropical isle with a cocktail and a load of vinyl; Jamie Jackson is the new sheriff of heart fluttering prose and he has Adventures in Love coming soon... 

July 21st 1990:  Gildersome, Leeds.  Police break up the one of last big raves of the era. 836 kids were arrested. Jamie Jackson wasn’t one of them. He had got off a flight from Ibiza that morning and headed straight to the warehouse, but when the police came in, Jamie escaped...

That night, and that summer, were hugely formative for him – and for his entire generation. Now comes a funny and warm love/crime story;  an ode to those times, those nights, that music and those drugs.

July, 1990: Acid House has hit England, drawing thousands to illegal all-night warehouse parties across the country. As the sun bakes down on factories and fields, all over the country the young dance and get loved-up to the blissed out sounds of electronic music. But the clouds are gathering over the second summer of love. Before long, the raves will be driven underground by a moral majority terrified of their partying children.

Nancy Kools and Joey Miller are teenagers, high, in love, and with nothing to lose. So when Joey discovers who is flooding Lancaster with Ecstasy, he and Nancy hatch a plot to steal 1,000 of the dancing pills, sell them at the last ever warehouse party, then jet to Ibiza to live off their winnings in the Balearic sun.

Except: it is not only Nancy and Joey who have plans for the pills. Others are coming for them. But do they care? When you’re not yet 18 and madly in love, who knows…

Combining the feel of Tarantino with the mood of Irvine Welsh  and a definite STREAK of Jamie Paradise: read the book without wishing:

You had been there.
You had some pills right now.

You have to disco dance.

 

COMING SOON...

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