Imperfect Solo by Steven Boykey Sidley
A dark comedy of random misfortune…
MEYER is filled with dread. His fading musical aspirations, his tyrannical CEO, his ex-wives, his exiting girlfriend, his ageing father, his beloved and troublesome children and his confused and bewildered life all bear witness to the sky that he is convinced will soon fall on his head.
And then it does… This is the story of a man adrift in anxiety, ill-fortune and comic mishap, buffeted by the both existential and prosaic concerns that modern life in Los Angeles inflicts. Forty years old, caught in the netherworld between the reckless optimism of youth and the resignation of age, Meyer tries to find handrails and ballast. Funny, intellectually probing and poignant, the story follows the flailing and hapless Meyer seeking hope and redemption as his world unravels around him.
“Smart, dry, edgily funny. A shrewd and richly disturbing pleasure.”
William Boyd Author of ‘Restless’ & ‘ Sweet caress’
” A chiselled novel you won’t put down”
“If you like Philip Roth you will like Steven Boykey Sidley”