About this book
Paperback edition of Self's vivid and visceral novel, regarded by many as his most accomplished to date. The compulsive plot- driven narrative is at once a profound meditation on the nature of received religion, a love story, a caustic satire of contemporary urban life and a historical detective story set in the far future. Set to be Self's most successful paperback to date.
What if a demented London cabbie called Dave Rudman wrote a book to his estranged son to give him some fatherly advice? What if that book was buried in Hampstead and hundreds of years later, when rising sea levels have put London underwater, spawned a religion? This book offers a historical detective story set in the far future.