Kelvin is 33, lives in a small town in Lancashire, and has five close friends. Their relative wealth allows them to travel all over the region going to all manner of arts events. They have a wonderful life but it doesn't last. After the catastrophe Kelvin is faced with huge questions.
The purpose of this book is to entertain and it does exactly that. By the last paragraph, I was wondering exactly how long I'd have to wait for Alexei Sayle's new novel. - Gary Morecambe, Daily Mirror
Compelling and believable characters...pacy and brusque - Spectator
Darkly humourous...[an] eccentric, bleak and wonderfully self-assured novel. - Daily Telegraph
Like a psychopathic ringmaster in a circus, Sayle ushers in his cast of characters...He makes them perform their surreal little dance, about vengeance, and guilt, and the casual brutality of life, and then, with a shrug, he feeds them to the lions. - Independent