A novel of satiric insight and comic despair dealing with the lives and loves of ten young Catholics in the 1960s and 70s.
David Lodge's novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, Thinks..., Author, Author and, most recently, Deaf Sentence. He has also written stage plays and screenplays, and several books of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction, Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.
Hilarious...a magnificent book -- Graham Greene
Huge, bitterly funny and superbly presented montage of the false nostrums that assailed Christianity like worms * Sunday Times *
Funny, sad, knowledgeable * Irish Times *
Brilliant and intricate black comedy * Time Out *