“High Life is perhaps the greatest neglected masterpiece of true noir. I’ve never read anything like this, nor do I expect to.”—Ken Bruen, author of The Guards
“Stokoe’s in-your-face prose and raw, unnerving scenes give way to a skillfully plotted tale that will keep readers glued to the page.”—Publishers Weekly
With a new introduction by Dennis Cooper, High Life shows Matthew Stokoe to be a worthy heir to the great tradition of California noir. High Life is an unholy hybrid of Raymond Chandler’s best work and Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho.
Matthew Stokoe was born in England and is currently living in the Southern Hemisphere. His acclaimed first novel, Cows, was published by Creation Books in 1999.