Yet, against the odds, Eric sets out to prove himself - indeed, even to find a soul-mate. Whether braving choco-luv Speed-Dating (chocolates provided, but is he a hard nut or a melting cream?); running Wandsworth Prison readers’ groups; attending an American Church that champions the Gospel of Prosperity, or rescuing his daughter from near-rape - he finally comes to epitomize the truth of Hemingway’s words: “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
"Perriam is a writer of authority and skill, with a wicked ear for conversational quirks."
The Sunday Times
"Perriam is one of the funniest writers around"