All alone, with only his electric guitar and his overactive ego for company, Eddie Virago, proud owner of the last mohican haircut in Dublin, leaves his recession-struck hometown to find fame in the wild world of the London rock scene. A bewildering array of acid-house ravers, saloon-bar revolutionaries, music biz wideboys and media prima-donnas all seem oh-so-anxious to help Eddie on his way. Joseph O’Connor’s Whitbread Prize-shortlisted fictional debut, as funny and poignant as ever.


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