Launch — Jonny on a Chorizo

You are invited to the launch of Jonny on a Cho­ri­zo by Paul Haworth at X Marks the Bök­ship in Lon­don on Feb­ru­ary 15th and at San Ser­riffe in Ams­ter­dam on March 7th, 2013. Jonny on a Cho­ri­zo is the Finale to the Silk Handker­chiefs tri­logy and was pub­lished by TRUE TRUE TRUE

THE YEAR IS 2009. Gangs of chil­dren, some as young as ten, are slowly roast­ing pup­pies over bon­fires. To be alive is unre­lent­ing and grim. Pyr­am­id schemesters, bal­loon boys, gender-row run­ners. Pop-up brothels in indus­tri­al units. Fish nib­bling at feet. Facemasks on the street. Pan­dem­ic after pan­dem­ic. New and more deadly strains keep com­ing and a sneeze on the tube is now a poten­tial death sen­tence.

ENOUGH. Because Alex ‘Abs’ Brench­ley is back – and this is his last good­bye.

Pick­ing up straight after Alone, Des­per­ate and Going Nowhere, he returns exhausted, rebarbat­ive, defeated. And impot­ent. A pact is made: if life remains so des­per­ately miser­able, Abs will get off this mel­an­choly-go-round once and for all. But his luck and his Lon­don are about to change, fol­low­ing a chance meet­ing with Ga—

No to spoil­ers: Jonny on a Cho­ri­zo is a book of sur­prise and adven­ture. Car­ry­ing the read­er on a joy­ous ride through Lon­don – its pearly queens, crushed dreams, bash­ment, blue jeans, scenes of romance in Crow­lands – towards a heart­felt cli­max. Une fin vérit­able to a tri­logy which began with the pub­lic­a­tion of Silk Handker­chiefs in 2009.”
 — Paul Haworth


X Marks the Bök­ship
210 / Unit 3 Cam­bridge Heath Road
Lon­don E2 9NQ

Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 15th, 2013 from 6 to 9pm
Read­ing at 7.30pm, hip-hop at 8pm

San Ser­riffe
Sint Annen­straat 30
1012 HE, Ams­ter­dam

Thursday, March 7th, 2013 from 5 to 10pm
Per­form­ances from 5 to 8pm