Irish is a lout, a twenty-something young lad with an arsehole face and no direction, a life left behind burnt to the ground.
He needs to sort something out.
He needs to stop drinking.
He rents a rickshaw in the West End of London and rides it out into a dangerous bedlam of close calls, near misses, brushes with the law and his own mounting obsession. His fares are the drugged-up and beaten down, the depraved and the scandalous, the troubled, the drunkards and fiends, the lost and the stranded—but no matter how hard he pedals, always right behind and giving chase, is the past.
David McGrath graduated from an MA in Creative & Life Writing at Goldsmiths University in 2012 and lives in London. He has won the Peirene Press Short Story Competition, StorySlam at the Royal Festival Hall and was highly commended in the Manchester fiction Prize 2013. He regularly contributes to literary events and performs his short stories across London and beyond. He featured in London LitCrawl 2013 and has worked with Spread the Word for Towersey Festival and performed at Rattles Tales in Brighton. He received Most Valuable Player for writing from Liars League, London 2013. Ricksha...
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