Safe at the helm of his subsidised magazine in 1980s Belfast, Artie Conville is content to linger over long lunches and flirt with the lovely Rosie McCann. When his cushy number is threatened, Artie hatches a plan to keep the funds coming in and, before long, he is up to his ears in a bizarre fraud. Can he avert disaster? In a novel that is by turns darkly ironic and laugh out loud funny, the cast includes a gun-toting playwright, a jealous police chief, a drunken actor and a giant white rabbit.
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