Published 18 August 2016
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‘A megawatt talent.’ (The Guardian)
‘A scintillating novel of ideas about an ageing world.’ (The Observer)
CHOSEN by The Observer as a Fiction Pick for 2016, Feeding Time is a debut like no other: a blast of rage against the dying of the light.
Dot is losing the will to live.
Tristan is sick of emptying bedpans.
Cornish spends entire days barricaded in his office.
And Ruggles… well. Ruggles is damn well going to escape those Nazi villains and get back to active duty.
The mix is all the more combustible since Dot, Tristan, Cornish and Ruggles are all under the same roof - that of a rapidly declining old people’s home called Green Oaks. There’s going to be an explosion. It’s going to be messy. And nobody knows who will pick up the pieces.
ADAM BILES is an English writer and translator based in Paris. He is the events director at Shakespeare & Company and his writing has appeared in Gorse, Vestoj, 3:AM Magazine, Momma Tried and at the Palais de Tokyo. Adam came second place in the 2011 Shakespeare & Company Paris Literary Prize for the Novella with his highly praised debut, Grey Cats.