A wild and hairy adventure story about one woman's flight from her life in London to escapades in the backstreets of New Orleans. When London housewife Genevieve loses her beloved father, she seems to awaken from her Prozac/Valium induced stupor which she calls The Fog, and attempts to right the various disappointments in her life and marriage. When that doesn't work, she takes off for New Orleans...It is here that memories stir, and as her friends desert, she finds herself longing for that old London Fog. Breaking into a Drug Museum, she steals a magic potion, Come To Me, and allows its charm to work through the terrible secrets she doesn't know about her father. When she sees Rose-of-Sharon being paraded around as young flesh, she leaps at the opportunity to avenge her own youth, kidnaps the child and runs.
Shortlisted for Desmond Elliott Prize 2008.
Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2008.
John Walsh was born in 1953 in London. Currently Assistant Editor of the Independent, he has written for and edited numerous newspapers and magazines. He has been a radio presenter and was director of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature in 1997.