Pub Date 10 Feb 2016
In the post-factual world, the liar is king…
Three impossibly rich men arrive at the most exclusive and secretive
development in Las Vegas. Behind its anonymous facade, their every wish and
desire will be waited on by Mr Jones. But nothing is quite what it seems,
including Mr Jones. American immigration knows him as Joe Novak, his best friend
as Mark Wilkinson. It’s a carefully constructed identity – until it all comes
After an act of shocking violence, Mark flees the US and without knowing quite way, heads back to his small English home town. There he will be forced to confront his lies, his deceptions, his father, and ultimately, Bethany Wilder, his partner in dreams who never made out of the country. It is a journey that will make him question everything he knows, and everything he has created, over the course of his life.
An inventive and emotional
novel of self-deception, the lure of lies, the power of dreams to destroy,
of memory to distort, and of courage, ultimately, to heal, If This is Home is a hugely original, unforgettable debut.