Run-Out Groove is the story of Jude, a kid leaving home under a hail of his father’s fists, escaping to a big city in search of something, anything else. He finds the alluring Astrid, a musician who takes him under her wing, and propels him onto a waiting music scene. Quickly discovering the dangers of success, Jude realises he must now survive this new, turbulent life, leaving behind where he has come from without forgetting who he is.
For fans of Samuel Beckett, Ann Quin, Nick Hornby.
“RUN-OUT GROOVE offers a blistering coming of age narrative that resists epiphany, gifting us complex, moving life in fiercely honest, beautiful prose.” - Luke Williams, winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2022