From Amsterdam to Cambodia, from Rome to Indonesia, from New Orleans to Libya, and from Detroit to Ko Pha-Ngan, Geoff Dyer finds himself both floundering about in a sea of grievances and finding moments of transcendental calm. This aberrant quest for peak experiences leads, ultimately, to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, where, to quote Tarkovsky's Stalker, 'your most cherished desire will come true'.
- 'Among the most original and talented writers of his generation.', Independent on Sunday
- 'Refreshingly outlandish ... remarkable.', Evening Standard
- 'He flits from one exotic location to another . . . meditating with frightening intelligence and laser-guided wit on the human comedy. At times i was reduced to helpless laughter, at others to impotent envy.', Mail on Sunday