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Short and sweet: Xstabeth, by David Keenan, reviewed

7 November 2020

9:00 AM

7 November 2020

9:00 AM

Xstabeth David Keenan

White Rabbit, pp.176, 14.99

Aneliya, the Russian narrator of David Keenan’s enjoyably weird new novel, is worried about her dad. Tomasz’s modest music career is coming to an end; his wife left him years ago, and he lives in the shadow of his louche and much more successful best friend Jaco. ‘The famouser musician’ pulls some strings to get Tomasz one last gig, as a favour to Aneliya, with whom he is having a secret affair.

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