King of the Jungle
EVERYONE HAS A STORY. Everyone has a reason why they are where they are, even the homeless-tramps-smackheads-prostitutes and the crack-whores.
And so does Jonathan.
Jonathan is a 'not-so-young-anymore' art graduate living in self-imposed exile from the London art scene, working in a low skilled, minimum wage job. When Jonathan meets the ‘deviously divine’ Erica, it provokes a return to the art scene world, reigniting both his creativity and his artistic self-destruction.
Exploring brilliance and mediocrity, selective confession and the rules of modern attraction, King of the Jungle is a spectacular, acerbic roller coaster ride of Broken Britain meets Britart, fuelled equally by hilarity and tragedy.
"What KS Silkwood has achieved in the creation of Jonathan, is a warm, funny and deeply compelling narrator, who keeps us glued to every page.
"I haven't read anything quite like this before. A superb achievement." – Michael Stewart, author of King Crow, and winner of The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize 2011
About KS Silkwood
KS Silkwood was born in the 70s, grew up in the 80s, survived the 90s, and wrote a book or two in the noughties.
He has written a thematically linked trilogy, exploring the lives and the loves, the conflict and the compromise, the horror and the hilarity, of the modern day artistically (dis)inclined.
Following King of the Bored Frontier (his first novel published by Foe), King of the Jungle (second edition) will be published in spring 2018, with the final novel of the trilogy, King of the Slags, to follow.
203 x 133mm