Plume
Plume

Plume

Will Wiles
Hardback
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`Wiles is basically Kafka, if Kafka had spent more time in British hotels and pubs' David Baddiel
Will Wiles both re-invents and murders the London novel, in a spectacular act of evil, surgical intensity' Warren Ellis
`It's outstanding' Mail on Sunday, Event Magazine

The dark, doomy humour of Care of Wooden Floors mixed with the fantastical, anarchic sense of possibility of The Way Inn, brought together in a fast moving story set in contemporary London.



Jack Bick is an interview journalist at a glossy lifestyle magazine. From his office window he can see a black column of smoke in the sky, the result of an industrial accident on the edge of the city. When Bick goes from being a high-functioning alcoholic to being a non-functioning alcoholic, his life goes into freefall, the smoke a harbinger of truth, an omen of personal apocalypse. An unpromising interview with Oliver Pierce, a reclusive cult novelist, unexpectedly yields a huge story, one that could save his job. But the novelist knows something about Bick, and the two men are drawn into a bizarre, violent partnership that is both an act of defiance against the changing city, and a surrender to its spreading darkness.


With its rich emotional palette, Plume explores the relationship between truth and memory: personal truth, journalistic truth, novelistic truth. It is a surreal and mysterious exploration of the precariousness of life in modern London.

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ISBN 9780008194413
Publisher Fourth Estate
Format Hardback
Pages 352
Publication date 16 May 2019

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