Will Self transports Oscar Wilde’s original tale of decadence and sin to a hedonistic late 20th century, with brutally chilling effect.
In the summer of 1981, aristocratic, drug-addicted Henry Wooten and Warhol-acolyte Baz Hallward meet Dorian Gray. Dorian is a golden Adonis - perfect, pure and (so far) deliciously uncorrupted. Dorian eagerly launches into a hedonistic binge that spans the 80s and 90s. But as Baz and Henry succumb to the disease du jour, how is it that Dorian, despite all his sexual and narcotic debauchery, remains so unsullied - so vibrantly alive?