Amy is a waitress living in Bath. She is married but she also finds men from the park, gives them sex for money and pays it straight into Nationwide. And then the mysterious Harris arrives in the restaurant one day; he knew Amy’s mother, who drowned in the Aegean when Amy was just a young girl. Amy is confused but intrigued when Harris demands that she meets his friend Gary, a young fat man he shares a flat with. It is the beginning of a strange relationship that will take them back to Greece, where the past – and all its dark secrets – is confronted. Amy’s story is so compulsive and frightening that it is impossible to put down. It is told in a spare and hypnotic prose that will leave you enchanted. Me and the Fat Man establishes this highly acclaimed writer as one of the finest novelists at work today.
Reviews of Me and the Fat Man
‘A beautifully written, powerfully felt novel about sex, love and innocence.’ Independent on Sunday
‘A warm, intimate novel, full of surprise’ Daily Telegraph
‘A scintillating literary kiss’ Independent