Ian Wharton is a rather sad, lonely boy, growing up in a small town in Sussex, dominated by his over-sexual mother. He becomes the familiar of Samuel Northcliffe, a ridiculously obese caravan dweller and neighbour who intimidates and enchants Ian into a Faustian pact.
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‘No one else I can think of writes about contemporary Britain with such elan, energy and witty intelligence. Rejoice’ -- Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
‘This is a brilliant first novel, obscene, funny, opulently written, and, of course, agonisingly moral’ -- Observer
‘Vastly entertaining’ -- The Times
‘Written with diabolical gusto and skill’ -- Evening Standard
Will Self 's provocative, shocking and completely unique novel of psychosis and contemporary malaise
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Book Description 1994-06-10., 1994. Book Condition: New. Penguin Books Ltd. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 320pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1747877