At Edinburgh's Department of Environmental Health, hard-drinking, womanising officer Danny Skinner wants to uncover secrets: 'the bedroom secrets of the master chefs', secrets he believes might just help him understand his self-destructive impulses. But the arrival of the virginal, model-railway enthusiast Brian Kibby at the department provokes an uncharacteristic response in Skinner, and threatens to throw his mission off course. Consumed by loathing for his nemesis, Skinner enacts a curse, and when Kibby contracts a horrific and debilitating mystery virus, Skinner understands that their destinies are supernaturally bound, and he is faced with a terrible dilemma.
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"Irvine Welsh is in a class of his own...[his books have] a seething life in them that rivets attention and an inventiveness with story and language that continually amuses and amazes" (Guardian)
"It is an exquisitely paced black comedy. It has clever and funny things to say. There was a rumour that Welsh's last novel, Porno was to be his last. You'll be glad it wasn't" (Evening Standard)
"Flickers with the dynamism, black humour and imaginative bravado that is Welsh at his best" (Financial Times)
"An outrageous and exhilarating foul-mouthed book" (Sunday Times)
"Vintage Welsh: Brilliant, graphic, with frequent forays into the grotesque" (Sunday Tribune)
The first Irvine Welsh novel in three years
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Book Description Vintage 2007, 2007. Book Condition: New. New paperback. Some slight shelf wear but content fine and unread. Bookseller Inventory # A171276