Roof – The Broken-Hearted

Roof, Shelter’s magazine, September/October 2006 The plight of the homeless first really dawned on me when I was twenty-one and living in America. My friend, Justin, and I were fast running out of money and needed work: we’d prepaid the rent on a short-term let – a poky studio flat just big enough to swing […]

Love and Mayhem, from Chapter 3

The bus he gets on is packed. He scans the bottom deck for an empty seat, then goes upstairs. As he reaches the top, he glances round and spots a vacant aisle seat two from the back. He sits down and almost immediately finds himself drifting into warm reflections about his time with Catherine in […]

Love and Mayhem, Chapter 34

The last few days, Catherine has felt like she is flying: she is happy all the time. And she feels like this now as she squints her eyes, peering through the branches at the blue above her, flying through the sky, over a lush landscape and towards a big city. And suddenly she is in […]

Love and Mayhem, a review by Ralph Lewis

“Love and Mayhem is very intense, but quite remarkable in your depiction of the feeling states of Jack and Catherine – and very well written! So just wanted to say how much I enjoyed it!” Ralph Lewis

Love and Mayhem, a review by S. Modi

“This is a remarkable first novel written by Nick Taussig. In short, if you want to experience life through an emotional, intellectual and an almost hidden soul, Nick has managed this with pure perfection. ‘When fate’s got it in for you, there’s no limit to what you may have to put up with’ (Georgette Heyer). […]