BONE IDOL [bohn ahyd-l]
noun Chiefly North Belfast
a person from the Oldpark, known as “The Bone”, with aspirations of a career in the arts or above their socio-economic station.
Following up on last year’s release of Lost Angeles, Venice Books will be publishing David Louden’s second novel Bone Idol on Thanksgiving, November 28th 2013. The sophomore follow-up to his roman á clef debut Lost Angeles is the semi-biographical tale of the author’s alter-ego Doug Morgan as he struggles to connect with his father Jack, his mother Ruth and the working class ideology of “a real job”.
From his early adventure filled days in Poleglass through to the alcohol induced haze of his early twenties Doug’s life (much like the city) is one at conflict with itself. Bone Idolis filled with humour, sex, guilt and the shameful dream of a boy wanting to create more than a family of haunted heirs.
Early readings of Bone Idol have drawn comparisons with the likes of Charles Bukowski and Brendan Behan as Louden paints a downbeat existence contrasting the magic of infinite childhood possibilities with the often grim reality of working class Belfast in the 1980’s and 90’s.
There will be a limited amount of paperback and ebook copies available in advance for review. If you are interested in reviewing Bone Idol please click [here] to contact the author. Lost Angeles is still available on Kindle and Paperback. It can be purchased [here] for U.S customers and [here] for U.K.