About this book
One of the most insightful and unusual biographies to emerge in recent years. This traces the life of Stuart Shorter, a homeless thief and alcoholic whom Masters was friends with before he stepped in front of a train. Masters describes Stuart's life in reverse order, charting his times on the street and in prison back to a violent childhood.
'Stuart does not like the manuscript. He's after a bestseller, "like what Tom Clancy writes". "But you are not an assassin trying to frazzle the president with anthrax bombs," I point out. You are an ex-homeless, ex-junkie psychopath, I do not add.'