Drugs, alcohol, and caffeine fuel much of the activity, and sex is something more bragged about than actually engaged in. But Hingston’s strength is in dramatizing how lost and confused these young people are in a world fixated on surface appearances. And he does it all with a delicious sense of humour, eviscerating his characters’ extended adolescence while creating sympathy for their attempt to find a place in the world.
September 10 is coming.
My friend Mike has a book coming out. I suggest you read it.