Four young Irishmen - an autodidact and crankly
a popular journalist; a male prostitute and writer
manqué; and a private tutor - are as corrupt
as the London where they've come to settle.
A witty, tough novel from a writer of substantial
talents. Roger Barker.
of life at several different levels of decay
- personal, social, even in a sense political. Adam International Review
It makes angelic
use of words (and sentences and paragraphs).
It is lucid, cool, sly and inventive ... may
well be required reading, having become a classic. Brigid Brophy.
Brisk, dense and
quite devoid of self-indulgence... The story is
with discipline and at a terrific pace. - Sunday