Happy release day to the incredibly talented Abigail Tarttelin and FLICK!! I can’t wait to read this one!
More about the book:
FLICK (Atria Books; May 19, 2015) is funny, raw and sexy with a side of that Romeo & Juliet-like romance sure to remind readers of the excitement and angst of those gloriously messy years of young adulthood life.
After blowing critics away in 2013 with Golden Boy -an unconventional novel about the turbulent life of an intersex teen- 27-year old Abigail Tarttelin returns with her debut novel FLICK, written when she was just 19.
William Flicker or Flick is fifteen, smart, witty and trapped in a small, depressed town in Northern England. Him and his friends spend most of their days pondering the artistry behind being a stoner, or whether Pepsi is better than Coke. But the slaying monotony of a predictable future is catching up and Flick starts to wonder if there is something else out there waiting for him.
His answer comes in the form of the new girl in town, Rainbow. She doesn’t just offer a flick of hope. She hands him a full spectrum. Will she help him escape the whirlwind of drugs and violence surrounding them? Or will Flick’s loyalty to his old life make him turn his back on his shot at freedom.
Told with humor and raw honesty, in a voice “both authentic and compelling” (GQ, UK), FLICK captures an unforgettable moment in the life of a young man at the crossroads of greatness and oblivion.