When 15-year-old Alistair Black gets a part in the hit BBC series THEN AND NOW, everyone tells him it will change his life. But the malign historical events depicted in the TV play start to have an effect on the lives of its child stars, and Alistair's so-called 'opportunity' leads him into increasingly dark territory, culminating in a devastating event with far-reaching consequences. Twenty years on and Alistair's co-star, Alice Zealand, is still struggling to live with what happened. Properly and gloriously in love for the first time - but on the verge of losing it - she too must lay her ghosts to rest to claim a life back for herself. With his flair for creating memorable characters and a pitch-perfect ear for dialogue, Jeremy Dyson has written a gripping and often very funny debut novel about love, history, fate, fear and the perils and pleasures of the imagination.
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'A beautiful Chinese box of a novel, propped up by pleasing symmetries' GUARDIAN 'Dyson's beautifully spun tale sucks you in completely: the loss of innocence is traumatic; exorcising our demons is paralysing and love hurts like hell' METRO 'WHAT HAPPENS NOW is never remotely predictable. With three pages to go, you still wonder how it can end . . . [it] will stay with you long after you have turned the last page' THE TIMES 'It is poignant, partly nostalgic in the right way (if you liked THE ROTTERS CLUB . . .), engrossing and by no means a local book for local people' GQ 'Splicing then with now, Jeremy Dyson's original novel probes the perils of an overactive imagination' OBSERVER 'Written with genuine verve and insight, this is a surprisingly moving exploration of how ordinary lives come to be controlled and defined by fear' DAILY MAIL 'Themes of unrequited love, fear, and the burden of history, but with a lightness of touch and compassion' JEWISH CHRONICLE 'Darkly additive . . . Dyson has created an unputdownable story that twists and turns its way to a satisfying ending' SUNDAY BUSINESS POST
About Jeremy Dyson
Jeremy Dyson was born and raised in Leeds. He is the author of the highly acclaimed short story collection NEVER TRUST A RABBIT and co-writer of the Bafta award-winning TV series THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN. He lives in London.
What Happens Now by Jeremy Dyson
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