After the twin evils of sloth and alcohol lead to a horribly botched job, three fence builders flee South in Magnus Mills’ surreal black comedy.

Tam and Richie’s long-suffering foreman narrates Magnus Mills’ debut novel, which begins with a hapless trio of fence builders being exiled from Scotland to England after a particularly unsuccessful job. The result is a black comedy in which all hell constantly breaks loose, despite the narrator’s endless attempts to mitigate disaster.
The Booker Prize 1998
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Magnus Mills

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Magnus Mills is the author of The Field of the Cloth of Gold and eight other novels, including The Restraint of Beasts.
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