By (author) Thorpe, David (Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Lancaster)
Ever been tempted? I mean really tempted; tempted to the point you convince yourself there is simply only one option open to you? Ever blurred the edges of need and want? Ever been to war in Africa ...and found yourself laughing? Tom has ...Tom is slap bang in the middle of someone else's civil war in West Africa. It is, however, still far better than being back in London in his own personal and very uncivil war. Desperate to fund a quiet life on the Devon Moors, Tom's quest for money, together with an insane relationship with an Irish Catholic lesbian and a Russian UN Colonel, bring his two worlds crashing together in an explosion of drugs, guns, diamonds, dead goats and strip wax. A riotously funny black comedy seen through the eyes of the author, who spent a year in Sierra Leone helping the fledgling Army fight a brutal civil war against the rebels of the Revolutionary United Front - and never once found the need to use strip wax himself.