Picaresque roman a clef with mystical twist. Compared by critics to "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and "Bright Lights, Big City" and called "a tour de force of virtuoso writing" by Martin Amis. Unhappy with cuts made at the last minute by the publisher, Roberts retrieved the rights to this book and withdrew it from circulation. Hard to obtain, and not without its flaws, this is still an important work and deserves wider attention, possibly republication.
, New Age