"A lubricated voice from my local pub, coming down the line... 'Feel like another drinking session?'"

An extract from an interview with the author:

       "There are quite a lot of drinking scenes and hungover moments in the book," Funder admits, "and they are there not to parade my alcoholism, but because that's a way of presenting the toxic effect of having to listen to stories of enormous pain, and interviewing lots of creepy men.