Troubador Sick & Beautiful

Released: 28/03/2022

ISBN: 9781803131481

Format: Paperback

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Sick & Beautiful

A Psychedelic Nightmare

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Deluded, neurotic, self-medicated, David photographs crime scenes and car crashes across London, fantasising about becoming the novelist he always envisaged.
 
It isn’t until he meets Rachel, an actor with dark obsessions and a secretive past, that every dream seems possible. But as David attempts to publish Rachel’s story to launch his career, those dreams somersault into nightmares.
 
Haunted by a grinning apparition in a bowler hat, stalked by sentient rain clouds and his neighbour’s talking cat, David must confront the forces unravelling his fraying reality. 
 
But how far will he descend for love, fame and ambition?
 
The debut novel by Jim Queen is a collision of psychedelic horror, psychological suspense, magical realism and dark satire that boldly explores the power of hope and obsession in a world of excess and isolation.

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Born in Surrey and based in South London, Jim Queen is a creative agency copywriter and former journalist. He has worked for a wide range of brands and publications, including Bizarre, Vogue and The Daily Sport. He also reviews horror films for Exquisite Terror and previously Gorezone.

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