Glow (Paperback)

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"Oh, I admit it. I'm a total fan of Ned Beauman. He could write a list of the active ingredients in a psychotropic cocktail and I would hang on every word. Well, okay, he did write several such lists, and I was utterly enthralled! His writing is, as ever, self-assured and polished. His story is as richly developed and compelling as his first two novels: Boxer, Beetle and The Teleportation Accident (both of which I highly recommend). His voice and vision are unique. There are no downsides to this novel, which by the way, is about a group of partying young Londoners and the secret behind the latest hot drug, which of course is Glow."

— Conrad Silverberg


South London: foxes are behaving strangely, Burmese immigrants are going missing, and everyone is trying to get hold of a new party drug called Glow. Raf, a young man who suffers from a rare sleep disorder, spends his days walking Rose, a bull terrier who guards a pirate radio station, and his nights at raves in warehouses and launderettes. When his friend Theo vanishes without a trace, Raf's efforts to find him lead straight into the heart of a global corporate conspiracy. Meanwhile, he's falling in love with Cherish, a beautiful young woman he met at one of those raves, but he'll soon discover that there is far more to her than meets the eye.

About the Author

NED BEAUMAN was born in London in 1985 and studied philosophy at the University of Cambridge. His first novel, Boxer, Beetle, won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award and the Goldberg Prize; his second, The Teleportation Accident, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and the Somerset Maugham Award. In 2013, he was the youngest on Granta's once-a-decade list of the Best Young British Novelists.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780804172165
ISBN-10: 0804172161
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: January 26th, 2016
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard