A brilliantly funny novel from one of our most unconventional literary talents, Nicola Barker.
Some people follow the stars. Some people follow the soaps. Some people follow rare birds, or obscure bands, or the form, or the football.
Wesley prefers not to follow. He thinks that to follow anything too assiduously is a sign of weakness. Wesley is a prankster, a maverick, a charismatic manipulator, an accidental murderer who longs to live his life anonymously. But he can't. It is his awful destiny to be hotly pursued - secretly stalked, obsessively hunted - by a disparate group of oddballs he calls The Behindlings. Their motivations? Love, boredom, hatred, revenge.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Lukerik - LibraryThing
God this was difficult. I'm in two minds about it. On the one hand there are some outbursts of exceptionally fine writing, like this from chapter ten: “Dewi chewed solemnly on a heavily-salted tomato ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Roseredlee - LibraryThing
This is vintage Barker. She manages to create surreal plots which nevertheless make perfect sense, and this one about a weird cult is a prime example. As ever, descriptions are nailed with endless ... Read full review