— First paperback edition.
— Nicholas Mosley's exploration into the patterns which govern life and the necessary catastrophes (mental and physical) which shatter complacency and lead to progress.
— Mosley is the author of a dozen novels and half a dozen works of nonfiction — including a biography of his father, Sir Oswald Mosley, the notorious leader of the British fascist party during World War II. Two of his novels (Accident and Impossible Object) have been made into films. He lives with his wife in London.
— First published in the U.S. by Dalkey Archive (1989).