Mercedes Benz is a dysfunctional love affair strung out over SMS, BBM, email and Facebook. Set in a barely credible 2011 London, Iphgenia Baal’s third novel, edited by cult author Stewart Home, describes a world where Bow E3’s high-rise estates are no longer the Ends, awful art parties do little to dispel 1990s nostalgia and downward mobility proves to be a much more intoxicating drug than heroin. If the story told here isn’t a tragedy, love is dead! Iphgenia Baal, a London-based writer (and formerly a journalist) has been published in Smoke: A London Peculiar, The White Review, and The Milan Review. She has also self-published two zines: The Gentle Art of Tramping and No! No! No! No! No! No! No! In 2011, Baal was nominated for the Granta Young British Novelist award for her first book, The Hardy Tree.
5 x 7 ½ in. / 120 pp
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