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‘Nostalgic, painful and beautiful. Indie’s greatest wordsmith transfers his talent to book form with ease’. Shappi Khorsandi
‘Not many of my favourite lyricists turn into my favourite novelists, but JB Morrison has expanded from song to book magnificently and A Godawful Small Affair is his best yet humane and witty - a story about alien abduction and David Bowie with explanations of the Big Bang - a perfect mix and a delight to read.’ Robin Ince
‘I really like the doubt...that we know what the characters believe... but we don’t know whether to believe them. That’s delightful and I can’t remember the last time I had that sensation with a novel.’ Dave Gorman
‘Musicians are meant to be dilletantes at best, but Jim keeps on being a proper writer.’ Dave Gorman
‘I cried a lot. What a gorgeous heartbreaking book. I loved it’. Danielle Ward
‘It’s both a funny story about loss and a sad story about a family who love one another. A genuinely moving piece. I highly recommend it.’ Michael LeggeFollowing the success of his 2019 memoir Jim Bob From Carter – In the Shadow of my Former Self, Cherry Red Books are delighted to publish A Godawful Small Affair, the fifth novel from the former Carter USM frontman. Described as “Stranger Things comes to Brixton”, the novel (written under the author’s given name, J.B. Morrison) also includes a companion piece: Harvey King Unboxes His Family. Consider them a double A-side single of fiction.