THE ZOO
CHRIS WILSON
NEWS
CONTACT
NOVELS
Gallimauf's Gospel
Baa
Blueglass
Mischief
Fou
The Word
The Ballad of Lee Cotton
Nookie
E-BOOKS
REVIEWS
TRANSLATIONS
AGENT/RIGHTS
EXTRACTS
IMAGES
LINKS
     
 


"This is an irrestible novel. It's virtuoso prose never falters; its quirky invention never fails." Zoe Heller, The Observer

"A gymnastically clever piece of writing." Sunday Times

"A brilliantly contrived exercise in the picaresque." The Guardian

Long listed for the Booker Prize.


   There's no doubt about it. Joey Blueglass is a talented man. How many people can sing any song after hearing it once, read a newspaper then repeat its contents word for word backwards, or recall their life in the womb? Joey can and makes it pay by performing as a Memory Man in the smoky music halls of Victorian London, until  it turns out there are some key events that Joey has forgotten...