Published to coincide with the paperback publication of Russell Hoban's most recent novel, THE BAT TATTOO, this is Hoban's story of a modern Faustian pact. "Darkly funny and almost profound, the resulting tale reads like a downbeat offbeat Faust for the tawdry, lotteryplaying 1990s" The Times "A jewelled, clockwork egg of a book ... Hoban is a hugely-skilled, moving and endlessly entertaining writer" TLS
Russell Hoban is the author of many extraordinary novels including TURTLE DIARY, RIDDLEY WALKER, ANGELICA'S GROTTO, and most recently AMARYLLIS NIGHT AND DAY. He has also written some classic books for children including THE MOUSE AND THE CHILD and the FRANCES books. He lives in London.