A young tennis prodigy with a wildcard to the US open, Max Lamm's future looks bright . . . until footage of him enjoying a night of passion with a Salvadorean prostitute in New York appears on the Internet, and categorically derails his career.
After a bungled suicide attempt in the Hudson River, he decides to flee America and begin a new life in London.
But Max is jinxed. One night, in Camden, he accidentally kills a fifteen-year-old Pakistani boy who tries to mug him -inadvertently sparking the worst race riots seen in the East End of the capital in over a generation.
On the run, Max finally finds refuge beneath Hyde Park.
Deep underground, with chaos raging in the streets above, he tries to plot his salvation.
I am Max Lamm is a darkly humorous exploration of family loyalty, disgrace and collective hysteria in an age of terror.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 18/07/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781472105974
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