The Coffee Story

Author(s): Peter Salmon


At the end of his sorry life, Teddy Everett, reluctant heir to the Everett fortune realises that he may have been at his best when he was 14, the night Kebreth made him a communist by rubbing coffee bean oil on his face. Then he was with Lucy, who gave him Chinese burns and taught him how to smoke. As he remembers his family, his wives (and their lovers) he tries to understand what happened to that boy. Fuelled by caffeine and full of vituperation, this is a riotously original debut of honour, cowardice and bravery.

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'Reminiscent of Philip Roth's Everyman. But it's much, much funnier' -- Sydney Morning Herald 'Part final-hour confession and part memoir, this is funny, imaginative and plausible fiction' -- Daily Express The Coffee Story is a wild and raucous novel fuelled by caffeine, an untrammelled lust for life and an inexhaustible desire to push at the boundaries of novelistic limitation. It's an extraordinarily accomplished debut, bursting with confidence and talent. -- Niall Griffiths 'Intense as a ristretto, sweet as a mocha, dark as a double espresso and satisfying as a cappuccino - The Coffee Story is one of the best first novels I have read in a long time, by one of the most exciting and original new writers. A real treat.' -- Toby Litt

Peter Salmon is an Australian writer now living in the UK and running The Hurst - the Arvon Foundation writing centre once owned by playwright John Osborne. He has written for television and radio and has published short stories. The Coffee Story is his first novel.

General Fields

  • : 9781444724714
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Sceptre
  • : 0.2
  • : January 2012
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Salmon
  • : Paperback
  • : 4-Dec
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 288