Many of us are seeking that special something that will transform our lives. Fin, an Irishman living in Cairo, is no exception. Sacked from his mediocre job on a mediocre newspaper, he sets off on the hunt for an elusive story that might just save him. With little more than a rumpled linen suit to his name, he searches for Farouk, the mercurial storyteller who alone knows what Fin wants to hear, but who has managed to get himself kidnapped. Fuelled by whisky and a thousand glasses of tea, Fin launches himself into the dusty delirium of the city.More
"A riotous, humorous, careering and life-affirming story." (Patrick McCabe)
"Everything about Somerville's debut made me hungry: hungry to visit Cairo, hungry to sample its cuisine, but above all hungry for whatever this author chooses to serve up next" (Telegraph)
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