A dazzling, pacy and sophisticated successor to SLEB. Greil is a failed lead guitarist turned unsuccessful freelance journalist with a coke habit, a penchant for gambling and a huge debt to pay. His debt collectors are thugs who have given him two days to come up with a grand. If he fails, he'll learn the hard way why he shouldn't ever have messed with them in the first place. Heidi is young, beautiful and terribly ambitious. She works as a lapdancer at a club called All Fur Coat. She'll do anything to become a model. Anything including, it seems, sleeping with the boss, the famous ex-footballer turned club-owner, and risking the antagonism of Fortune, Joy, Pleasure and all the other lapdancers. Simon is an artist with an unhealthy obsession for an actress whose face is on all the posters on the tube advertising the new musical she's in. He likes to pick off the chewing-gum people so frequently stick on bits of her body to make her pure and perfect again. He's working day and night on a triptych based on her and the pieces of gum he collects.
ALL FUR COAT is the story of these three individuals, whose roller-coaster lives become dangerously and intricately intertwined as events spiral out of control towards the novel's inevitable dramatic conclusion.