The blog is back – and a new hero

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It’s been a while, but I’ve not been idle. While Hendrix has taken a backseat for a moment, I’ve a new hero: Jack Cooper. He’s funnier than Hendrix, a bit older, and is embroiled in real life.

He stars in a new humorous book XYZ about generation gaps between parents, children, work-colleagues, girlfriends, communication tools… etc. etc.

Launch is tentatively the first week in September, but watch this space or my Facebook Author page for updates @williamknightauthor

In the meantime, here’s a teaser: the current back cover copy

Jack Cooper is a depressed, analogue throwback; a cynical, alcoholic Gen-Xer whose glory days are behind him. He’s unemployed, his marriage has broken down, he’s addicted to internet hook-ups, and is deeply ashamed of his son Geronimo, who lives life dressed as a bear.

When Jack’s daughter engineers a job for him at totally-lit tech firm Sweet, he’s confronted by a Millennial and Zoomer culture he can’t relate to. He loathes every detail – every IM, gif and emoji – apart from Freya, twenty years his junior and addicted to broadcasting her life on social media.

Can Jack evolve to fit in at Sweet, or will he remain a dinosaur stuck in the 1980s? And will he halt his slide into loneliness and repair things with his family?

XYZ is for every Gen-Xer who ever struggled with a device, and for everyone else who loves emojis…

… said no one ever.

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