This story of two men locked in a war of wills that threatens their very existence is vintage Irvine Welsh.
Troubled restaurant inspector Danny Skinner is on a quest to find the mysterious father his mother will not identify. Unraveling this hidden information is the key to understanding the crippling compulsions that threaten to wreck his young life. His ensuing journey takes him from the festival city of Edinburgh to the foodie city of San Francisco. But the hard-drinking, womanizing Skinner has a strange nemesis in the form of mild-mannered fellow inspector Brian Kibby. It is Skinner's unfathomable, obsessive hatred of Kibby that takes over everything, threatening to destroy not only Skinner and his mission but also those he loves most dearly. When Kibby contracts a horrific, undiagnosable illness, Skinner understands that his destiny is inextricably bound to that of his hated rival, and he is faced with a terrible dilemma. Irvine Welsh's work is a transgressive parable about the great obsessions of our time: food, sex, and celebrity.
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Praise for Irvine Welsh: "The poet laureate of the chemical generation." -"The Face "Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing that has happened to British writing for decades." -"Sunday Times "A pure writer, producing staggering feats of storytelling...the skill of a master." -"Independent "One of the most original writers in Britain. He writes with style, imagination, wit and force." -Nick Hornby, "Times Literary SupplementFrom the Publisher:
The first Irvine Welsh novel in three years
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