Half-drunk on the operating table as an indifferent surgeon cuts a hole in his wrist, Victor Andrews contemplates his impending death with dread and sorrow. It’s not dying that makes him distraught, he reflects, but the idea that he may quit his life, after all these years, having understood little or nothing about it. A few deathbed jokes at his own expense will be in order, of course. But what will he be able to say about his life that is true, original, essential? Victor decides, if the doctors don’t kill him, to embark on a forensic investigation through the dimly-lit corridors of his mind in search of answers. Murder, love, sex, truth, beauty … the inquisition must begin. Few corners of a man’s mind and soul are left unexplored in this black comedy.
“The book is a real blast! Very enjoyable.” —Tariq Goddard, acclaimed author of Dynamo and Homage to a Firing Squad
“… fitfully funny …” —Kirkus Reviews
“Laced with acidic wit, delivered in stunningly elegant prose … a great novel.” —newlondonwriters.com
Published By: Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc. USA
Rights available: World ex. English North America.