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Out now. 


"A wonderful entertainment.  A thoroughly readable and appealingly eccentric book."   (The Times)


"A true original. Quirky, witty, impossible to put down. The Killing of Butterfly Joe is one of the most original books you will read this year."  (The Western Mail) 


"This rollicking road novel is a triumph. The prose is a marathon of brilliantly sustained folksiness and linguistic invention, a riot of erudition, both faux and real.'  Richard Hopton (books by eight authors who are appearing at the Hay Literary Festival)


"A boldly unique...beautiful story beautifully told...with a brilliantly teased out sense of dread." (CULTURefLY)


"A wild-eyed road trip, filled with colourful characters, crazy anecdotes, sparky dialogue. A faster,  bigger tale than The Aftermath, Brook’s writing remains as considered and enchanting as ever. And it’s funny too, which is always a wonderful thing." (Jane Graham.  Best upcoming reads of 2018. The Big Issue)


'An exuberant, coming-of-age romp…[a] bittersweet comedy of sentimental education…larger-than-life fun’' (Daily Mail)


"(An) enthralling book, where the characters filled my every moment while reading it. (Brook) has produced an unusual novel with humour, tragedy and suspense...I can not praise (it) highly enough."  (The Yorkshire Gazette&Herald) 


"The bastard lovechild of Brideshead Revisited and The Dukes of Hazard."  (Peter Florence. Director of Hay Festival) 




'A fast-paced, neo-gothic thriller ...with echoes of Kerouac and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Brook unpacks the notion of the American Dream in a new and refreshing way.'  (The Sunday Times S.Africa) 


"Such a compelling, unusual, character-rich novel, it was a great pleasure to read."  (Gerard Woodward. Booker shortlisted novelist). 


"A mixture of thriller and great family saga, told in a rich literary style. Like having all the cakes and eating them. If I condensed my thoughts into one word in would be 'epic'." (Joy Kluver. Literary Blogger).


"comes wrapped in something beautiful, ingenious and rather sinister. Inside you will discover a skilfully plotted tale about butterflies, a deeply dysfunctional family, and a maverick salesman"  (Notreallyworking. Culture Blogger)


"A composite of Dean Moriarty, Jack Nicolson and Billy Graham, Joe Bosco,  through whom Brook has brought this magical tale brilliantly to life, is destined to become one of the great characters in literature."  (Reader review on Amazon)

 Keira Knightley as Rachael Morgan in The Aftermath

Keira Knightley as Rachael Morgan in The Aftermath

The Aftermath:march 2019