"Mischief works superbly as a social satire and examination of the human condition... At times Wilson's story approaches Swift's Gulliver's Travels in its rigour, humour and moral force. Hugely recommended." Independent on Sunday
"A sparkling gem.. a marvellous deadpan act, conjuring outrageous tricks." GQ
Shortlisted for The Whitbread Fiction Prize
Charlie Duckworth has orange skin, crocus yellow eyes, a solitary tuft of black hair on his head, and a penis twisted like a corkscrew. Unusual for Islington, but natural for the last surviving member of the Brazilian Xique Xique tribe.
Wrenched from his native home by a well-meaning zoologist, Charlie is brought to London and given an unremarkable, middle-class, English upbringing. But his strange looks and gentle spirit leave him sadly ill-equipped to deal with human prejudice...