Orenda Books have unveiled the cover for David F. Ross’ follow up to his critically acclaimed début.
David F. Ross’ The Last Days of Disco is in my top five books of 2015. Heart-warming and heart-breaking the book delivered an authentic portrait of the 1980s. The author vividly recreated the experiences of a generation that was coming of age as Margaret Thatcher’s economic and social policies started to bite. Filled with colourful characters the book has been praised by Muriel Grey and Hardeep Singh Kohli. Signalling the emergence of a new Scottish literary voice, Ross’ debut left me eager for another visit to the decade that spawned The Smiths.
The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Vespas will be published in February 2015. Check out the details below:
The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Vespas is the timeless story of the quest for such pop immortality. When a young Ayrshire band miraculously hits the big time with the smash hit record of 1984, international stardom beckons. That’s despite having a delusional teenage manager propelled by a dark, malign voice in his head … Can Max Mojo’s band of talented social misfits repeat the success and pay back the mounting debts accrued from an increasingly agitated cartel of local gangsters? Or will they have to kidnap Boy George and hope for the best? Featuring much-loved characters from the international bestseller, The Last Days of Disco, this is an absurdly funny, riotously ambitious and deeply human story of small-town rivalries, music, confused adolescence and, above all, hope, from one of Scotland’s finest new voices.
The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Vespas is available to pre-order from Amazon: