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Jonny on a Chorizo by Paul Haworth. Published by TRUE TRUE TRUE / Friday 15 February, 2013

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Friday 15 February, 2013
Book Launch
Jonny on a Chorizo by Paul Haworth
Published February 2013 by TRUE TRUE TRUE
Finale to the Silk Handkerchiefs trilogy

Reading by Paul Haworth at 7.30pm, hip-hop by Paul Haworth & Sam de Groot at 8pm


Jonny on a Chorizo by Paul Haworth

THE YEAR IS 2009. Gangs of children, some as young as ten, are slowly roasting puppies over bonfires. To be alive is unrelenting and grim.

ENOUGH. Because Alex ‘Abs’ Brenchley is back – and this is his last goodbye.

Picking up straight after Alone, Desperate and Going Nowhere, he returns exhausted, rebarbative, defeated. And impotent. A pact is made: if life remains so desperately miserable, Abs will get off this melancholy-go-round once and for all. But his luck and his London are about to change, following a chance meeting with Ga—

No to spoilers: Jonny on a Chorizo is a book of surprise and adventure. Carrying the reader on a joyous ride through London – its pearly queens, crushed dreams, bashment, blue jeans, scenes of romance in Crowlands – towards a heartfelt climax. Une fin véritable to a trilogy which began with the publication of Silk Handkerchiefs in 2009.

So let’s bump uglies, dance about the Maypole and have one last night at the St Moritz, because this is it: Jonny on a Chorizo is the end for Abs.

Vivat Regina!


Silk Handkerchiefs (2009), Alone, Desperate and Going Nowhere (2011) and Jonny on a Chorizo (2013). Our narrator is Alex ‘Abs’ Brenchley: seven feet of cherry-sweet loving. With each book taking place over one year, events from 2007 to 2009 energise the narrative as we follow Abs on a life-affirming adventure throughout London. There is Monarchy, dogging, Kahlúa, gangs, galleries, grime and LOVE. Tall, sinewy, statuesque and virile, she is sensualabsational. Her name is Trevoreesia.

Paul Haworth is a writer and rapper. He has participated in events at the Barbican Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Motto Berlin and Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. The books are designed and published by Sam de Groot, who works as a freelance graphic designer in Amsterdam and teaches typography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Together, Paul Haworth and Sam de Groot wrote Andy de Fiets: Letter to Robin Kinross (2009) and released the hip-hop EP Good at Goodbyes (2012).

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February 9, 2013 at 11:50 pm

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