Gerald Samper is a ghost writer to the stars: rock singers, racing drivers and ski champions. And to Millie Cleat, the monstrous one-armed sailor, whose round-the-world voyage has made her the toast of Britain and the poster-girl for the Deep Blues, a mystical and nutty environmental group. Gerald pines for greater things, however, and would prefer to write the memoirs of Max Christ, the celebrated conductor. While he schemes to land this unattainable catch, he muses hilariously and viciously on the world of which he is such an unwilling part. Meanwhile, some oceanographers are planning revenge on Millie Cleat for her destruction of their greatest coup...
From the winner of the BBC TV's alternative Booker Prize, Bookered Out, comes a new satirical novel featuring the anti-hero of his wonderful Cooking with Fernet Branca.
James Hamilton-Paterson is a highly acclaimed author of non-fiction, including Seven-Tenths, his classic exploration of the sea. His first novel, Gerontius, was awarded the Whitbread Prize.