A giddying song from the sewers by one of the most audacious and inventive young writers in the English language. Charlie and Tinsel kill rats for a living. Their ugly job earns them a packet, but they blow it all on liquor. Once upon a time Charlie was a brilliant classical violinist, but he kissed the fiddle goodbye after a horrendous gig, playing warm-up to a fascist thrash band. Now he's fetched up in Philth town where he lives in a grimy flophouse with Tinsel, his partner-in-rodent-extermination. Then the gorgeous Louise turns up on their doorstep. The boys go head to head for the Skirt's affections and Charlie realizes that it's high time he dusted down his violin . . .
TRISTAN EGOLF was born in 1971. He has lived in Amsterdam, Paris, Philadelphia, New York City a converted chicken coop, and for forty-eight mind-numbing God-awful hours he lived in Mississippi (where he's wanted on an explosives charge). Skirt and the Fiddle is his second novel.