Recommended Read: One Day In The Life Of Jason Dean by Ian Ayris

BRIT GRIT, Byker Books, Ian Ayris, Near To The Knuckle, Paul D Brazill, recommended reads

jason deanFirst published by Byker Books and now published by Near To The Knuckle, One Day In The Life Of Jason Dean is a gem.

Jason is a debt collector and gangster’s enforcer who loves Shostakovitch, poetry and his little girl. He awakes at the break of a harsh day next to a wife who hates his guts.

Ian Ayris – whose- debut novel Abide With Me was one of my favourites of 2012- follows Jason’s Sisyphean trudge through the course of that single day and gives us a powerful novella that is tense, harrowing, violent, funny and very moving.

Exceptional.