The Human Current by Jeremy Newman
There’s something about reading a book by someone your own age. You identify. And when the author also lives in your hometown? Well, that identification is ten-fold.
The Human Current is the debut novel by Perth lawyer and writer Jeremy Newman. It follows a 30-something lawyer living in London who loses his identity in the pursuit of what society expects him to want. But what does Gus want? He doesn't know.
So Gus gets into trouble. He begins to work with an international criminal, spirals into drug addiction, and experiences multiple existential crises.
But the Fremantle doctor can soothe the raggediest edges and this book is a good reminder that none of us are really in control of our lives, we’re all just caught up in the human current. And maybe we need to take a break and look around once and a while.
So cool reading a book from a fellow Perth peep!