George Gastin is part of an insurance scam to wreck a Cadillac originally meant for the Big Bopper, but George has other ideas and disappears with the car. On his quest to find the spirit of rock 'n' roll he is pursued by gangsters and meets hitch-hikers and demented preachers.
Using multiple narrators, playing with literary stereotypes and identities, this title tells the story of an aspiring young writer, James Orlebar Cloyster, prepared to do almost anything, first for success and then for gratification.
Henrietta Tate gave up everything for her husband Marcus and their kids. But now that the children are away at school and she's rattling round their large country house all day she's feeling more than a little lost. So when a friend puts her in touch with Laurie, a historian in need of a PA, Henrietta heads for London.
What is the real world? Does it exist, or is it merely a means of keeping another reality at bay? This collection offers a vision of another world which lurks just beneath the surface of our consciousness, a world where the myths we have banished from our lives are present and where imagination has the power to transform reality.