Sixteen-year-old Felix is bored and stressed. He s stressed about his A Level results, stressed about working for that mad old bag Mrs Pretzel, stressed about what the future holds. He s also feeling mighty guilty about the possibly fatal combination of laxatives and scrabble tile (Z, ten points) he fed to Mrs P s spaniel, Vespasian. But it s not the stress or the guilt that initiates the bizarre quest that takes him half way around the world on a stolen debit card it s curiosity. Felix is very curious about a statue he finds in the permanent clearance sale at The House of Crap a statue depicting a fat man and a sea otter in sexual congress. Sea Otters Gambolling in the Wild, Wild Surf is the story of where Felix s curiosity takes him, to Hong Kong, Tokyo, San Francisco; on a journey that challenges his preconceptions about the world, his plans for the future and his relationships with his family. ill he get home before his little sister discovers what he s up to? hat ll happen to Vespasian? ill he get the passes he needs to get into University? hatever!
John Bennett comes from the north-east of Scotland. This is his first novel.