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Lolito Ben Brooks

Lolito By Ben Brooks

Lolito by Ben Brooks

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Age is just a number...

Lolito Summary

Lolito by Ben Brooks

A JERWOOD FICTION UNCOVERED PRIZE 2014 WINNER She's online. 'I booked a hotel,' I say. 'Near Marble Arch.' 'That sounds great, hon. I can't wait to see you.' 'Yeah. Me too.' 'I'm vaguely nervous.' 'Don't be.' Do be. I'm a child. Lolito is a love story about a fifteen year-old boy who meets a middle-aged woman on the internet. When his long-term girlfriend and first love Alice, betrays him at a house party, Etgar goes looking for cyber solace in the arms of Macy, a stunning but bored housewife he meets online. What could possibly go wrong . . . ? Hilarious, fearless and utterly outrageous, Lolito is a truly twenty-first century love story.

Lolito Reviews

My God, Brooks is a frightening young talent. In Lolito, he creates a multi-coloured, grubby little world that I'd really hate to read about if I was a parent. Magnetising, funny and disturbing, his prose is infectious and highly addictive. I loved it -- TIM KEY
Lolito is the funniest, most horrible book I've read in years. I was blown away -- NICK CAVE
I love Ben Brooks. And Lolito is really something else. A twisted age-gap love story that is deadpan and grubby and strangely poetic and funny and wrong and also very right. It is like how The Graduate would have ended up if Dustin Hoffman had watched a lot of Loose Women and drank Strongbow and spent too much time on the internet -- MATT HAIG
Grow Up is absolutely knockout - Brooks has the timing of a genius stand-up comic. Top class -- RICHARD MILWARD
Ben Brooks is a magical imp who pumps out dark nuggets of poetry and makes you snort with laughter -- NOEL FIELDING
The most convincing portrayal of the adolescent mind since Vernon God Little -- EWAN MORRISON
This is a totally convincing portrait of being a wayward teenager now, that only a teenager could have written * * Dazed & Confused * *
Funny, witty and addictive, Lolito is a quirky and disturbing ball of energy that will consume readers until they have turned the last page * * The List * *
Both warm and uncompromising, Lolito will be as entertaining for young adults as it is educational for older readers. And if some aspects of the world Brooks inhabits seem alarming, I can't think of a writer I would rather have as my guide -- Alice O'Keefe * * Guardian * *
Ben Brooks made me think that I'm glad I was fifteen in 1974 rather than now. I'm not actually that crazy about being fifty-four right now -- Jim Murdoch * * The Truth About Lies * *
Brooks is a master of this art -- Helen Rumbelow * * The Times * *

About Ben Brooks

Ben Brooks was born in 1992 and lives in Gloucestershire. He is also the author of five other books Grow Up, Fences, An Island of Fifty, The Kasahara School of Nihilism, and Upward Coast & Sadie. Brooks' work has been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in the Dzanc Best of the Web anthology. Lolito was a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winner in 2014.

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Lolito by Ben Brooks
Used - Very Good
Canongate Books Ltd
Winner of Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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