CRASH! THE #1 BESTSELLING KINDLE SINGLE CRITICS LOVE CRASH! "This novella is very funny – laugh-out-loud at times…Gough is one of our most talented satirists" — The Irish Independent"A novel to reduce you first to laughter then tears" — Writing Changes Lives blogREADERS LOVE CRASH! "I never... show more
CRASH! THE #1 BESTSELLING KINDLE SINGLE CRITICS LOVE CRASH! "This novella is very funny – laugh-out-loud at times…Gough is one of our most talented satirists" — The Irish Independent"A novel to reduce you first to laughter then tears" — Writing Changes Lives blogREADERS LOVE CRASH! "I never thought I would read a book about global economics and laugh out loud!" — Manon Bradley "A marvelously witty novella that highlights the absolute ridiculousness of Europe's economic situation far better than a 'serious' piece of writing could." — P. Dunne"Crash should be compulsory reading for anyone who wants to know what happened in Ireland in the silly years. Through the gauze of comic satire Gough offers a razor like-insight." — Neil Murphy"Witty, funny and scarily accurate. I couldn't stop until I reached the end. Never thought economics would be so entertaining." — AverilABOUT CRASH! No writer can get more laughs out of economic disaster than two-time Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse finalist Julian Gough, whose piercing satire deftly elucidates complicated economic concepts through humor and absurdity.Jude, a profoundly unsuccessful chicken farmer, finds himself at the center of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis when Europe’s economic elite convince him that his roofless henhouse needs to become too big to fail. What starts out as a simple roofing job quickly spirals into a hundred-billion euro project to cover Jude’s native Squanderland in solar panels. But when the latest Eurozone scheme plunges his homeland into darkness, Jude must decide whether listening to the experts or listening to his heart will ultimately save his homeland, himself, and his beloved hen, Enda.As hilarious as it is illuminating, CRASH! will delight and infuriate in equal measure as an excellent primer on the Eurozone crisis in particular and international monetary policy in general. And for readers unacquainted with the wonderful and bizarre universe of Julian Gough’s literary fiction, this bestselling short story will serve as a perfect introduction.ABOUT THE AUTHORJulian Gough is the author of the novels, Juno & Juliet , Jude in Ireland, and Jude in London;two radio plays, "The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble," and "The Great Squanderland Roof;" and a poetry collection, Free Sex Chocolate. He is the 2007 winner of the BBC National Short Story Award, a finalist for the 2012 BBC International Story Award, and was twice shortlisted for the Everyman Bollinger Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction. Gough's story, “The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble” — which explains the economic concepts of derivatives, arbitrage and futures through airplanes crashing into livestock — was the first short story to be published in The Financial Times in 2003. It also was adapted as an BBC radio play in 2009 and sold-out stage production in 2012.