Bitch Money by Joanna Traynor

Bitch Money

Joanna Traynor

Shocking, gut-wrenching and tragic: this book will not leave you unscathed. Johnno runs to Spain, away from his dysfunctional family and his life of petty crime. He dreams of ways to make a lot of money. But what is the real cost of money?


Money had been his only thought, these past few months. Getting it and keeping hold of it. If he had to pretend that money was important, there was no point in working hard and wasting it. Getting money, a brilliant cover for not doing much else, not having a good time. Treating it that way, he'd managed to save up a good deal of it. Perhaps his dad was right. That it only comes to those who have it and don't much need it.

  • Swimmer by Bill Broady
  • Porno by Irvine Welsh
  • 8 Millimeter - the film

Books with similar mood


Hitomi Kanehara

Red April

Santiago Roncagliolo

Goat Song

Chantal Pelletier

Tart Noir

Duffy/Henderson ed.

The End of Eddy

Édouard Louis

The Whisperer

Donato Carrisi

Bahia Blues

Yasmina Traboulsi

The Beast

Roslund- Hellstrom

The Craze

Paul Southern


J G Ballard


Yaa Gyasi

The Last Quarter of the Moon

Chi Zijian

Cradle Song

Robert Edric

Boxer Handsome

Anna Whitwham

All the Lights

Clemens Meyer

Fault Lines

Nancy Huston

Strange Blood

Lindsay Ashford

Birmingham Noir

Joel Lane (ed)

Gimme the Money

Iva Pekarkova

Love Sucks

Ken Shakin

An Expensive Education

Nick McDonell

Here Comes the Sun

Nicole Dennis-Benn

The Crooked Maid

Dan Vyleta

Maps of the Soul

Ahmed Fagih

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

Eimear McBride

After the Fire, a Still Small Voice

Evie Wyld

Faith Without Doubt

Anna Blundy

The Demented Dance



Lana Citron

Laura Blundy

Julie Myerson

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

Daniyal Mueenuddin


Christos Tsiolkas

The Story of my Assassins

Tarun J Tejpal

The Dead Won't Sleep

Anna Smith

The Children's Book

A S Byatt

This is How

M J Hyland

The Murder Farm

Andrea Maria Schenkel


Daniel Clay

The Bridge of the Golden Horn

Emine Sevgi Ozdamar

Mouths of Babes

Stella Duffy

Soul Circus

George Pelecanos

Assorted Fire Events

David Means


Alessandro Baricco


Charlotte Grimshaw


Igiaba Scego

Blood Sister

Dreda Say Mitchell

The Incarnations

Susan Barker

The Undertaking

Audrey Magee


Benjamin Myers