Steve Toltz’s blisteringly funny debut is this uproarious tale of a father and son whose spiritual symmetry transcends all their many shortcomings.
Most of his life, Jasper Dean couldn’t decide whether to love, hate or murder his certifiably paranoid father. But now Martin is dead - not at his hand - Jasper can fully reflect on the crackpot who raised him. For all its lunacy, theirs was a grand adventure. This is the story of the Deans - a rollicking ride from the Australian bush to the cafes of Paris, through jungles, strip clubs, asylums, labyrinths, and criminal lairs, and from the highs of first love to the lows of failed ambition.