The Shah of Shea Heights is the tall tale of a criminal family as told by Billy Tucker, a colourful character with an equally colourful past. His "mother of all tales" had been relayed by his own father one night beside the fireplace, accompanied by increasing amounts of Lambs & Coke. The delightful results invoke the intimacy of the classic fireside tale and the enduring narratives of Mark Twain.
Jonathan Butler is a writer of "historiographic metafiction." His first novel, Return of the Native, was reviewed in the Globe & Mail and was praised by Wayne Johnston as a "sharp, smart, funny, whimsical first novel," while Nick Mount described Butler's prose as "honest, rough, emotional, and more than a little drunk." The Shah, Butler warns, "jacks it up a notch."
Item Publish Date: 2012 / 09 / 25
Measurements: 5.5 in X 8.5 in X 0 in
Page Count: 300