I Am Max Lamm (Paperback)Raphael Brous (author)
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A young tennis prodigy with a wildcard to the US open, Max Lamm's future looks bright . . . until footage of him enjoying a night of passion with a Salvadorean prostitute in New York appears on the Internet, and categorically derails his career. After a bungled suicide attempt in the Hudson River, he decides to flee America and begin a new life in London.
But Max is jinxed. One night, in Camden, he accidentally kills a fifteen-year-old Pakistani boy who tries to mug him -inadvertently sparking the worst race riots seen in the East End of the capital in over a generation. On the run, Max finally finds refuge beneath Hyde Park. Deep underground, with chaos raging in the streets above, he tries to plot his salvation.
I am Max Lamm is a darkly humorous exploration of family loyalty, disgrace and collective hysteria in an age of terror.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 195 x 133 x 16 mm
The novel has truckloads of eccentric sex, accidental violence and freakish misadventure, all coalescing into an ironic critique of collective hysteria. Raphael Brous is a funny, eloquent writer. * Saturday Age *
A blackly comedic debut novel. [I Am Max Lamm] is a well-defined and funny story from a writer with a gift for narrative. * Weekend Australian *