Not So Fast
Gentrification on the block, a showman in the White House, ethics gone. Coming of age in the 1980s.
Its narrator travels from suburban New Jersey – whose housing developments and shopping malls provide cover for medical scams, divorces and abortions – to film-biz-saturated Los Angeles, harbouring Afghan freedom fighters and damaged survivors of Hollywood’s entertainment-making machine. Back east in rapidly gentrifying New York City, he comes across art snobs, literary luminaries, Wall Street gamblers and real estate players, all making the most of trickle-down economics. A foray into France puts him in touch with Eastern religion, an early wave of terrorism and the burgeoning right-wing movement that is its corollary.
At the novel's centre are interlocking romantic triangles whose participants are looking for anything but what they already have.
- Mark Kamine is known for his work as a producer on Brad's Status (2017), Bad Moms (2016) and American Hustle (2013)
- With gentrification being such a common and controversial topic in politics and urban planning, the concept has never been more relevant.
- A picaresque novel which will take you on a physical and emotional journey