Takeaway by Tommy Hazard
Bursting through the page with an unmistakable voice in November 2017, Tommy Hazard’s debut is a triumph of rhetorical style as well as subject matter. Neither a novel nor short stories, the text is an innovative first-person monologue about a renegade London ambulance driver that swerves in and out of people’s lives, and the gentrifying streets of Hackney, at frightening speed and strange angles.
“Postcards sent from the sick soul of the city, Takeaway is vital. Hazard’s visceral depiction of ambulance life at the NHS frontline recalls Hogarth and Dickens in its depth and colour.”
- Benjamin Myers
"Takaway is a cynical low-life cocktail that will make you retch. I haven't read the book but I liked the monkey the publisher bunged me so much that I can recommend this and everything else they've put out. If you only buy one book this year then get something by me – but if you can stretch to two paperbacks then score this one as well!" – Stewart Home.
The cover design and layout of this limited first edition are an homage to the German publisher Reclam.