A book about identity, about journeys, about transitions and boundaries - most especially those between life and death - and about contemporary adventures that suddenly assume mythic proportions. Accept Clive Sinclair's invitation, and you will embark upon an expedition led by none other than Odysseus, still desperately seeking Penelope. You will cross paths with the Lone Ranger, with Wyatt Earp, the most famous lawman of them all, and his voluptuous wife - whose portrait on the front cover (which just so happens to be the double of a missing spouse) may or may not be a true likeness.
Clive Sinclair was born in 1948 and is the author of several novels and short stories, as well as a collection of essays on 'the facts of life and the facts of death'. Included in Granta's original list of Best Young British Novelists, he has also received a Somerset Maugham Award, the Jewish Quarterly Prize and the Macmillan Silver Pen Award for Fiction. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he lives in St Albans.