A vertiginous and dazzling spin on the classic quest story by 'far the most imaginative novelist in Britain' (Independent)
Russell Hoban is the author of many extraordinary novels including Turtle Diary, Riddley Walker and Angelica's Grotto. He has also written some classic books for children including The Mouse and his Child and the Frances books. He lives in London.
'A corker, wildly entertaining, intellectually adventurous and
marvellously odd' * Guardian *
'A story of love, lust and passion ... not only intriguing but actively entertaining' * Daily Mail *
'Distinguished by his benevolent talent for strangeness ... A welcome addition to the lifelong work of a great writer' * Sunday Times *
'Suspend all your disbelief and you will enjoy the madcap humour and sheer madness of the sustained conceit and its abundant punning wordplay' * Metro *