Four friends. One intensely hot summer that will change their lives forever.
When a group of hedonistic teenagers save a woman from drowning they become unlikely local heroes, but their celebrity becomes the focus for first envy, then harassment.
Winner of the Media Wales Readers' Prize 2011, shortlisted for The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize 2011, and longlisted for Wales' Book of the Year 2011, Fireball takes us through their last summer together, and one that will come to define their future: a summer of sex, chemical experimentation, shifting loyalties and disillusionment.
'Speaks to the troubled teenage in all of us...Sympathy and insight...and fun – The Guardian
'Fireball pushes beyond the bounds of its genre, capturing the dynamics of friendship, seduction, and loss to impressive effect.... breathlessly readable and confident debut.' – New Welsh Review
'This book deserves to be a cult hit.' – The Oklahoman
Originally from Vancouver, Tyler Keevil first came to the UK in 1999 to study English at Lancaster University. He moved to Prague to try his hand at being a starving writer. When the money ran out, he moved to Wales in 2003 and he currently lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire.