Two young outsiders - Bron, a jaded musician unworldly and luckless, and Dan, a semi-reformed criminal secretive and haunted - are brought together by a chance encounter and drawn by kinship of character, desperation and music into each other’s worlds. Between them on Dan’s council estate comes the beautiful but troubled Cal, to Bron a songbird and daydream but to Dan a byword for all that he knows comes with her. On their horizon gleams the mirage of being something and someone, but ever closer behind is Dan’s past, inventive in its nemeses and indiscriminate in its prey. ‘An accomplished novel replete with deft writing, memorable characters, sharp dialogue, humour, wisdom and evocative observation... Original, rewarding and moving.’ Matthew Branton (novelist), TLC.