Literary Category: classic fiction
Published at: Columna (Catalan)
Synopsis: Coldwater Bay - a tiny village tucked away on the southern coast of the Isle of Wight - suddenly finds itself being besieged by Africans who have gone there for that very purpose. A racist doctor on holiday, two of his love-sick teenage wards, and the Africans' inside man in the village watch events unfold from their very different viewpoints, in this ambitious, original novel which steers a captivating path between the comic and the horrific.
"An utterly compelling, uncompromising, visceral and unflinching look at racism, anti-Semitism and the legacy of colonialism. The adult protagonists are drawn with a deft accuracy and the resultant emotional impact of a heat seeking missile. The book bewitches the reader...it is touching, deeply moving and very funny." KS Lewkowicz - composer and lyricist of Goodbye Barcelona and Release The Beat.
"This strikes me as being an enviable tour de force. It kept me enthralled, and glued to the page all the way through." Jordi Puntí - author of the award-winning novel Lost Luggage.
"Snug is an astonishing narrative of the imperial thuggery lurking beneath the genteel veneer of life in an English seaside resort. An ironic, highly dramatic tale of the siege mentality of the Little Englander. Eastbourne or Ventnor will never seem quite the same." Peter Bush - former Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation.