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By Benjamin Obler
Published by Hamish Hamilton
ISBN 9780241144305
Category General
September 2009


Melvin Podgorski is young, naïve, American — and a coffee fanatic. It’s this passion that leads him from his native Chicago to 1990s Glasgow to scout out the prospects for a US coffee franchise, and soon he’s struggling in an alien land of confusing dialect and has become entangled with one very charming local . . .

Author's Biography

Benjamin Obler is originally from St Paul, Minnesota but has also spent time in Glasgow, where he studied creative writing. He now lives and writes in Minneapolis. Javascotia is his first novel.


‘Fresh, funny and revealing’ The Times

‘Obler is funny, touching and thoughtful’ Observer

Price £14.99 Paperback

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