Travels with Chinaski is the lonely lurch into lunacy, anarchy, the drunken fall into disassociation, the paralytic collapse into alienation – the utter, utter headlong, bar-storming leap into the liberation of madness. Chinaski: the freedom, the fuck death, to fuck your only friend’s girl, to fuck over rat-infested bed-sit-land, to fuck your kidneys, your liver, your numerous court appearances and then to fucking care about your beautiful beat-up neighbour as she cries in the night. Chinaski walks into your life, side-stepping last night’s cold sick on the floor, he kicks you out of bed, he’s back from the dead and he is going to make you dance, rage and drink with sheer life. Chinaski is there for you like a hangover that’s moved in to stay.
Madness Can Set You Free
“Daithidh MacEochaidh’s words are delightfully wordy, swimming in the deep end of the language baths… I’m rereading Kerouac for ‘The Big Read’, and it seems to me that MacEochaidh shares some of his linguistic exuberance. More power to him!” – Ian McMillan
“Prose as raw as a manhir, designed to skin your knuckles” – Dai Vaughan
Daithidh MacEochaidh is a novelist, poet, publisher, a man of letters. His first novel was Like a Dog To Its Vomit. He oscillates between high fiction and farce, between dirty realism and dirtier surrealism. His novels span the magical and the mundane. His novels and poetry have been published by Route and Wrecking Ball Press.
In 2003 Daithidh founded Skrev Press. - Skrev is an independent press not supported by any arts funding body: an Independent Press in search of an Independent Public. Now based in the Pennines, after a delightful genesis in Northumberland and a nurturing in Wales, it exists to support writers and new writing. It continues to publish authors from around the world: India, USA, Bulgaria, Germany...