Marcus lives his life as if no future existed. Drugs and casual sex take up a lot of his time, until they lead the twenty three year old tonights spent on unfamiliar couches, and eventually to an improbable encounter with Franz, a fifty-something ex-boxer now living on welfare. The two become friends, and Franz’s tales of past triumphs lure Marcus into a whole new high-stakes world.Compelled by the promise of effortless pleasure, Marcus doesn’t see that Franz’s desolate existence could become his own. Set in the vibrant metropolis of Montréal, Idle Hands is a gripping tale of youthful nihilism made for the 21st century.
Black Rose Books