A wickedly funny debut novel that recalls early Martin Amis, David Gates, and Hunter S. Thompson, and follows a dissolute, reluctant detective who must track down his missing brother who runs the lucrative family business in Barcelona
Pablo Tusset’s debut novel, The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant
, a best seller in Europe
, follows the hilarious, boozy, libidinous, and occasionally dangerous travails of Pablo “Baloo” Miralles, the wholeheartedly dissolute thirty-year-old black sheep of the staid Barcelona
finance titans of Miralles & Miralles. This renowned Internet blogger, daytime sleeper, and dedicated hedonist is yanked into family business matters when the president of the business, his older, accomplished brother, disappears. Thus begins an easy-riding, reluctant-detective story that Booker Prize winner DBC Pierre calls “a perfect salute to imperfection.” Tusset’s prodigious talents as both a satirist and creator of one of the most hilarious underachievers in recent memory make this an exquisitely entertaining read.