Welcome to Coolsville
- By: Sabina Dosani
Medics meet computer hackers, drug dealers, and media moguls in this unconventional and outstanding first novel.
Monday. Dr Kiely Flanaghan is feeling rough after a colleagues leaving party on a Friday night turned into a drug fuelled all weekender. Her day gets worse. The Kid, her lowbred drug dealer, is getting impatient. He gives her an ultimatum. Kiely has five days to come up with the £80 000 ($125 000; €110 000) she owes or pay off her debts by working in his porn business.
Kiely was struck off the medical register because of an amphetamine addiction; her career is hardly glowing. Nevertheless, she prefers her work as a researcher investigating the interplay of nutrition and environment on productivity to The Kids proposed “career in pictures.” In fact, her job might save her. She suspects her research is a front for her employers who are plying subjects with a drug