‘The Edge is a scathing portrait of the music industry, and a love letter to Los Angeles – but most of all it's a meditation on growing up and letting go.’Janelle Brown, author of Watch Me Disappear
‘Insightful and true, The Edge is the real deal.’ Alan Parks, author of Bloody January
WHAT COMES AFTER THE HIGH?
Sex and drugs, and rock and roll. It’s the life we all dream of, right?
Brit Adam Fairhead has everything he ever wanted. At least he thought he did. But the life he now leads and the music industry he works in feel increasingly vapid and the comedowns he’s experiencing are harder to come up from.
Disillusioned with what once seemed so pulsatingly cool, Adam has to decide what he actually wants, and more importantly, how to get it.
The Edge is a hilarious and candid novel about how things can go wrong even when all your dreams come true.
Jamie Collinson was born in 1980 in Lincolnshire, England. He grew up in Leeds, then moved to London to study English Literature at King’s College. He works in the music industry, including a period at the independent label Ninja Tune, with artists such as Wiley, Roots Manuva, Bonobo and Young Fathers. In 2012 he moved to Los Angeles to run the company’s American headquarters. His fiction has been included in various magazines and anthologies, and he’s written non-fiction pieces for Guardian Online, Caught by the River, Somesuch Stories, and a number of British and American print magazines.
'A sharp-eyed look into the global 21st-century music industry from someone who not only lived it, but actively managed the madness. In a land where the car reigns supreme, TheEdge never forgets the hidden wilds of Los Angeles.'
– Ryan Gattis, author of All Involved
'The realest human I met in the music industry, because he never sugar coats nothing, he just speaks truth.'
‘Jamie Collinson’s gimlet eye is keen and unrelenting. The Edge is a scathing portrait of the music industry, and a love letter to Los Angeles – but most of all it's a meditation on growing up and letting go. Modern and mordant.’