"More than lives up to its promise...It's the first novel Sussman ever wrote, yet the things that made him such a distinctive writer - his boundless imagination, his love of the bizarre, his ability to keep a complex plot bowling along - are already firmly in place. The book is as darkly funny as it is original." (JOHN PRESTON, Mail on Sunday
"Chaotic, surreal, tricksy and so alive... Sussman's first written and last published novel has shades of Vonnegut, Donleavy and Golding's Pincher Martin
. Loved it" (JONATHAN GRIMWOOD, author of The Last Banquet
Paul Sussman's first novel - one man's riotous account of the 20th century - would, sadly, also prove to be his last.