The Edge

Pages: 352
Imprint: Oneworld

The Edge

Jamie Collinson

When you are brought to the brink, only a miracle can bring you back.
9781786077158 (23 Jan 2020)
RRP £14.99 / US$26.00

The Book

When you are brought to the brink, only a miracle can bring you back.

Adam Fairhead is a man in danger of losing everything he worked for. The uber cool record company he runs in LA and its substance-fuelled partying, endless women and slew of smash records have begun to lose their shine. After a devastating and entirely avoidable accident occurs under his drug-addled watch, he begins to look at the life he created with creeping disillusionment. It is a world that once seemed so pulsatingly cool, but now seems so vacuous and pointless.

But when the endless gratification no longer works, how do you stay high? The biggest hangover Adam faces is the crushing realisation that he might have wasted his life. Then he meets a girl and he sees a tiny crack of light. But will it be enough to pull him back from the precipice?

Additional Information

Pages 352
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Jamie Collinson was born in 1980 in Lincolnshire, England. He grew up in Leeds, then moved to London to study English Literature at King's College. He works in the music industry, including a period at the independent label Ninja Tune, with artists such as Wiley, Roots Manuva, Bonobo and Young Fathers. In 2012 he moved to Los Angeles to run the company's American headquarters. His fiction has been included in various magazines and anthologies, and he's written non-fiction pieces for Guardian Online, Caught by the River, Somesuch Stories, and a number of British and American print magazines.


'The realest human I met in the music industry, because he never sugar coats nothing, he just speaks truth.'

- Wiley