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“Sometimes bleak, sometimes funny, and always relevant, Ben Brooks writes about the place where teenage angst, the Internet, relationships and modern family life intersect, and does so with wit, charm and one of the freshest new fiction voices in years.”

Greg Eden, Online Content and Social Media Manager, Waterstones


She’s online.

‘I booked a hotel,’ I say. ‘Near Marble Arch.’

‘That sounds great, hon. I can’t wait to see you.’

‘Yeah. Me too.’

‘I’m vaguely nervous.’

‘Don’t be.’

Do be. I’m a child.

Lolito is a love story about a fifteen year-old boy who meets a middle-aged woman on the internet.

When his long-term girlfriend and first love Alice, betrays him at a house party, Etgar goes looking for cyber solace in the arms of Macy, a stunning but bored housewife he meets online. What could possibly go wrong . . . ?

Hilarious, fearless and utterly outrageous, Lolito is a truly twenty-first century love story.

Read a review of Lolito here.

About Ben Brooks:

Ben Brooks (2013) (C) Carlota Bird Ben Brooks was born in 1992 and lives in Gloucestershire. He is also the author of six books. Brooks’ work has been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in the Dzanc Best of the Web anthology.

Photo Credit: Carlota Bird 2013

Lolito is published by Canongate. Read a reader review of Lolito here.