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Twenty-two-year-old Oscar is a lost cause. He roams central London looking for love and distraction. But this isn't quite Bright Lights, Big City: Oscar is gay but feels disconnected from London's gay scene. He is naive and rootless, an emotionally stunted young man who lives in upscale Kensington with his foster mother, novelist Charlotte Fontaine.
But all of this changes when Oscar meets Tim, Charlotte's thirty-something literary agent with whom he becomes hopelessly infatuated. While he struggles to understand Tim's politics and his rejection of religion, Oscar's developing friendship with Tim affects a profound change in the young man, making him want to understand the world and his place in it.
DISBANDED KINGDOM is a brilliantly written 21st Century coming-of-age story, set against the emotive backdrop of the United Kingdom’s breakaway from the European Union and its threatened rupture with Scotland.
A Note From the Publisher
"Louizou's supple prose excels at vivid London scene-scales and sharp social commentary... A richlyobserved portrait of Britain's young and feckless..." -Kirkus Reviews
"Fasten your seat-belts, it's going to be a bumpy read. A real page-turner. Polis Loizou is a new name to watch out for" -Jane Harris, award winning author of Gillespie and I
"Brilliant, immaculate prose. A Catcher in the Rye for the 21st Century" -Orlando Ortega-Medina, award winning author of Jerusalem Ablaze