William's life is beset with frustration: his band turns his melodic songs into grotesque parodies of Status Quo, and cool Madelaine dangles out of reach. Things could hardly get worse, it seems — until he becomes the only witness to a bizarre murder. "A very clever, very funny book…Brilliant" — "Sunday Times". "Like a Hitchcock movie on drugs…a novel of considerable gusto and panache" — "Observer". "It's about being young, poor, confused and in love…Sharp, lucid and witty" — "Guardian".