In the irreverent tradition of her best-selling Death by Carbs, Paige Nick rounds up a fresh herd of sacred cows in another hilarious local satire. But this time it’s Number One who gets the treatment…
It’s 2020, and ex-president Jeremiah Gejeyishwebisa Muza has just been released from prison on medical parole, with a dangerously infected ingrown toenail.
Now he’s back home with his two remaining wives, a skinny dog, a rapidly dwindling entourage, and a fire pool to maintain. Plus the municipality is demanding he pay a vast outstanding rates bill.
But Muza has plans – big ones – that include a memoir of alternative facts being ghostwritten by disgraced journo Matthew Stone. Will Stone meet his deadline, as publisher, agent, and drug dealer all breathe down his neck? Will Muza pay the money in time and succeed in his plans to conquer the world? Will his long-suffering parole officer stay one jump ahead of him? And which side is he limping on today?
Paige Nick is a Sunday Times columnist, award-winning advertising copywriter, and author of the critically acclaimed novels A Million Miles from Normal and This Way Up. She is also one third of Helena S. Paige, together with Sarah Lotz and Helen Moffett, a trio of authors with a series of choose-your-own-adventure erotic novels, now out in 21 countries.
Nick is also the author of Pens Behaving Badly, a collection of her Sunday Times columns and the wild letters they’ve inspired; Dutch Courage (published in the UK as The Wrong Knickers for a Wednesday); and Death by Carbs, her wildly popular satire of banting and low-carb culture (shortlisted for the Bookseller’s Choice Award 2016).
Paige lives in Cape Town, where she spends an unhealthy amount of time writing.
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