An unforgettable new novel from literary sensation Gavin Extence that brings to life the human condition, with insight, tenderness and humour.
Beneath the stars, on a stony beach, stand two teenage brothers.
They are wearing lifejackets that are too big for them and their most precious belongings are sealed in waterproof bags tucked inside the rucksacks on their backs.
Turkey is behind them and Europe lies ahead, a dark, desperate swim away.
They don't know what will come next, but they're about to meet a man who does. He calls himself Jesus, the Messiah. He is barefoot, dishevelled and smells strongly of alcohol.
And he doesn't believe in chance meetings. He believes he has information about the future - information that will change three lives forever . . .
Praise for Gavin Extence:
'Extence has such a dry, witty style of writing' Marie Claire
'Rich, insightful, darkly serious yet also upliftingly funny' Review of THE MIRROR WORLD OF MELODY BLACK, Jasper Fforde
'Delightful, written in a warm, engaging voice . . . It's so good it 'll leave you wanting to change your own life' Review of THE EMPATHY PROBLEM, Independent
Rich, insightful, darkly serious yet also upliftingly funny
Mark Haddon meets Kurt Vonnegut - Observer
Extence has such a dry, witty style of writing - Marie Claire
Delightful, written in a warm, engaging voice . . . It's so good it 'll leave you wanting to change your own life - Independent
Gavin Extence lives in Sheffield with his wife and children. He has written two previous novels, the Richard and Judy bestseller, THE UNIVERSE VERSUS ALEX WOODS and THE MIRROR WORLD OF MELODY BLACK, which was described as 'a cross between Bridget Jones' Diary and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' by a Simon Mayo Book Club reviewer.