Rebecca Navarro, best-selling authoress of Regency romances, suffers a paralysing stroke. Assisted by her nurse, Rebecca plans her revenge on her unfaithful husband. But will Freddy Royle, hospital trustee, celebrity and necrophiliac, thwart those plans?
Dave Thornton, soccer thug, has lost his heart to flawed beauty Samantha Worthington. Together they go in search of the man who marketed the drug that crippled her - in order to cripple him.
Lloyd from Leith has a transfiguring passion for the unhappily married Heather. Together they explore the true nature of house music and chemical romance. Will their ardour fizzle and die in the grim backstreets of Edinburgh, or will it ignite and blaze like a thousand suns?
"A pure writer, producing staggering feats of storytelling... The skill of a master" * Independent * "Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing to have happened to British writing for decades" * Sunday Times * "Urgent, violent, bleakly funny prose" -- Nick Hornby * Times literary Supplement * "Welsh's world is spiky, trashy and brutal. It is also brilliant, hilarious and infused with a kind of punkish morality" * Sunday Express * "The poet laureate of the chemical generation" * Face *