Author(s): Edward St. Aubyn
Charlie Fairburn, successful screenwriter, ex-husband and absent father, has been given six months to live. He resolves to stake half his fortune on a couple of turns of the roulette wheel and, to his agent's disgust, to write a novel - about death.
"Once more, St Aubyn takes us to the very limits of the expressible." -"Spectator
Born in 1960, Edward St Aubyn is the author of four highly praised novels, Never Mind (winner of the Betty Trask Award 1992), Bad News, Some Hope and On the Edge. He lives in London and France.