The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone

by Will Storr


“An adult fairytale set in the eighties restaurant scene.” – Esquire

“Hell’s Kitchen has a new head chef…Max Mann is one of the most compellingly repulsive villains in recent fiction and I rooted for his whipping-boy turned nemesis, Killian Lone, on every page. This is a pitch-dark, high original fable about family, ambition and redemptive power of cooking. By turns enchanting and grotesque, I couldn’t tear myself away from it.” – Erin Kelly, author of The Burning Air and The Poison Tree


“A fine, well-crafted debut.”
The Independent
“Dazzling...Perfume for the Gordon Ramsay generation.”
Tasmina Perry

About Will Storr

Will Storr is a long-form journalist, novelist and reportage photographer. His features have appeared in The Guardian Weekend, The Telegraph Magazine, The Times Magazine, The Observer Magazine, The Sunday Times Style and GQ, and he is a contributing editor at Esquire. He has reported from the refugee camps of Africa, the war-torn departments of rural Colombia and the remote Aboriginal communities of Australia, and has been named New Journalist of the Year, Feature Writer of the Year and has won a National Press Club award for excellence. His critically acclaimed first book, Will Storr versus The Supernatural is published by Random House in the UK. Killian Lone is his first novel.

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<a href=""><strong>The Hunger and the Howling of Killian Lone</strong></a><br /><a href="" class="plain-link">Killian Lone knows he was born to cook. But if there’s one thing he worships more than food, it’s the superstar chef Max Mann. In 1985, Chef Mann’s glamorous London restaurant King is as famous for its ultra-refined Nouvelle Cuisine menu as it is for its starry clientele and its apparently good natured executive chef. When Lone secures a coveted apprenticeship at King, he is horrified to find that, behind closed doors, Chef Mann runs his kitchen with a regime of fear, violence and psychological torture.</a><a href=""><img  src="" border="0" 		width="160px" 	height="244px" alt="" /></a>