The Society Club and Guerilla books invites you to the launch of Max Allen's debut book The Essex Resurrection 

Guerilla Books' latest title, The Essex Resurrection, launches officially on Weds 10th Feb at 7pm at The Society Club, Shoreditch venue, where author Max Allen will read excerpts from this dark and philosophical debut, and also answer questions on its genesis, the underbelly of East London in which it is set, and how closely the fiction grazes the truth.

Free entry, fabulous cocktails, wicked ambiance and glorious books. 7pm - see you there:

You may think you know how you’d like to be reborn, but first you must choose how to die.

Tom Armitage needs this story. Bright, slick and outwardly affluent, he knows his career as a ‘lifestyle journalist’ is hollow. So when a chance introduction presents him with a scoop on a mystery that is dominating the nation’s tabloids, he throws himself into a new and dangerous world. Behind London’s glittering East End boom lies a darker bedrock many would sooner forget: drugs, organised crime, prostitution rackets, and murder. Every new character he encounters is intent on changing their life story – and they’re willing to sacrifice the truth to achieve it. As Tom unearths personal histories, connecting buried fragments from shattered lives, he shifts from observer to player in the game, a game with seemingly no rules save one: once you’re in, you never truly get out.

Max Allen was born in East London and spent his childhood in West Essex. He studied Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge, and Filmmaking at the London International Film School. He takes a keen interest in the history of London, especially the East End and Soho. The Essex Resurrection is based closely on personal experience.

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