Banking crisis inspires Gough’s comic novella

Nenagh author Julian Gough, who is now based in Berlin, is set to publish a comic novella which has been inspired by the Irish banking crisis. Amazon will release Crash! How I lose a billion and found true love as a Kindle Single later this month.

Nenagh author Julian Gough, who is now based in Berlin, is set to publish a comic novella which has been inspired by the Irish banking crisis.

Amazon will release Crash! How I lose a billion and found true love as a Kindle Single later this month.

As an Irishman living in Berlin Julian Gough has enjoyed a unique perspective on the Irish banking crisis. The central character in the novella is a hapless Tipperary orphan called Jude - the character also starred in Gough’s previously publishing comic novels entitled Jude: Level 1 and Jude In London. Gough is expected to publish a third instalment, Jude in America, next year.

The story of Crash! takes place in a country called Squanderland.

The hero, Jude, is an unsuccessful chicken farmer from County Fripperary who finds himself living in a henhouse with no roof which he bought as an investment property at the height of the Celtic Tiger boom.

Since Jude is likely to default on a ten million Euro debt Bertrand Plastique, the head of the European Bank of Common Sense and Stability, and the Chanceller of Frugalia, Helen Dunkel, fly to Fripperary in an effort to stabilize Jude’s debt which they hope will reassure the monetary markets and end the Eurozone crisis. And, as you would expect it all goes horribly wrong.

Crash! is now available to download as a Kindle Single from Amazon.co.uk.

Julian Gough’s first novel, Juno & Juliet, was published in 2001 by Flamingo.