Iceberg is a timeless, illustrated tale of adventure and discovery made unforgettable by Paul Kavanagh's incisive vision and punchy humour. Don and Phoebe live in a grim Northern town in England where they have nothing except disappointment and a terrified dog. Until they win an iceberg. Join them on their escape from normality across Europe, Africa and Antarctica, searching for a home, a heaven and a kaleidoscope.
Paul Kavanagh was born in England 1971.
"Like Beckett rewritten by Burroughs with imagery courtesy Magritte and jokes by the Marxes - Groucho and Karl. It's infuriatingly brilliant. Or vice versa."
David Rose, Vault (Salt Publishing, 2011)
"Mr. Kavanagh's prose reads like a collage of stick-up notes from a long career of knocking over tony financial institutions. His success at this endeavor can largely be attributed to the invisibility of the stick-up man. You never see Kavanagh. All you see is ballsy demand after demand shoved with exquisite vocabulary and baldfaced syntax directly under your nose. From prologue to denouement, The Killing of a Bank Manager will keep you on the edge of your tongue. This is a how-to for those who aspire to murder those who steal. The book doesn't necessarily prove that two wrongs make a right, but rather that two wrongs can be infinitely more interesting. Put the money in the bag. Push the alarm, and you will die laughing."
Willie Smith, Oedipus Cadet (Black Heron Press, 1990)
"Bawdy and high-spirited, Kavanagh's rococo prose never ceases to delight."
"It's rough, it's funny, it's tragic, it's exuberant, it's smart, it's dirty: it's quite a promise for the Kavanagh to come."