“With his latest, Quantick dives into trippy, violent body-horror with a broke photographer hounding the newest rising star who has weird dark secrets of her own.”
Paparazzo Ricky Smart prowls Miami Beach barely scraping by snapping celebrity pics. One morning we wakes to discover his hand … is not his hand. It’s someone else’s hand, and he knows this because not only does it look different and feel different, but it has a four-letter word tattooed on the knuckles.
But it’s a hand. It works, so everything’s cool.
A week later his other hand changes.
Then he gets a different arm.
While losing his mind dealing with losing his body parts, Ricky still has a job to do … someone’s got to take those pictures of rising pop-star Scala Jaq. Except, Scala has her own secrets. Ricky and Scala form an unlikely duo, celebrity and tormentor, uncovering a vast conspiracy that threatens all of existence.
Why we’re excited about this book:
In just a few years, David Quantick has established himself as a writer with a flair for the bizarre and disturbing with a splash of the comedic. The author of Go West, The Mule, Sparks, All My Colors, and Night Train, Quantick is also known for his non-fiction books How to Write Everything and How to Be a Writer, as well as his Emmy award winning work on shows such as Veep, The Thick Of It, and Avenue 5. With his latest, Quantick dives into trippy, violent body-horror with a broke photographer hounding the newest rising star who has weird dark secrets of her own. Neil Gaiman (Coraline, American Gods, The Sandman series) calls David Quantick ” … one of the best kept secrets in the world of writing. He’s smart, funny and unique. You should let yourself in on the secret.”
Forthcoming from Titan Books 16 August 2022, Ricky’s Hand by David Quantick is available for pre-order now.