Author(s): Patrick Langley
Brothers Jackson and Frank live on the margins of a big urban sprawl. From abandoned tower blocks to gleaming skyscrapers, their city is brutal, beautiful and divided. As anti-government protests erupt across the teeming metropolis, the brothers sail in search of the Red Citadel and its promise of a radical new way of life. A striking portrait of the precarity of modern urban living, and of the fierce bonds that grow between brothers, Patrick Langley's debut ARKADY is a brilliant coming-of-age novel, as brimming with vitality as the city itself.
'Thick with smoky atmosphere and beautifully controlled - this is a vivid and very fine debut.' - Kevin Barry, author of CITY OF BOHANE
Patrick Langley is a writer who lives in London. He writes about art for FRIEZE, ART AGENDA and other publications. He is a contributing editor at THE WHITE REVIEW. ARKADY is his first novel.