Sixteen-year-old Felix is bored and stressed. Heâ€™s stressed about his â€˜Aâ€™ Level results, stressed about working for that mad old bag Mrs Pretzel, stressed about what the future holds. Heâ€™s also feeling mighty guilty about the possibly fatal combination of laxatives and scrabble tile (Z, ten points) he fed to Mrs Pâ€™s spaniel, Vespasian. But itâ€™s not the stress or the guilt that initiates the bizarre quest that takes him half way around the world on a stolen debit card â€“ itâ€™s curiosity. Felix is very curious about a statue he finds in the permanent clearance sale at â€˜The House of Crapâ€™ â€“ a statue depicting a fat man and a sea otter in sexual congress.
Sea Otters Gambolling in the Wild, Wild Surf is the story of where Felixâ€™s curiosity takes him, to Hong Kong, Tokyo, San Francisco; on a journey that challenges his preconceptions about the world, his plans for the future and his relationships with his family. Will he get home before his little sister discovers what heâ€™s up to? Whatâ€™ll happen to Vespasian? Will he get the passes he needs to get into University?
Publication date: 02/02/2006
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||2nd February 2006|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Genres:||Debuts of the Month, Literary Fiction,|
Born in 1969, John Bennett comes from Kingston-upon-Spey, a small village in Morayshire, in the north-east of Scotland. He lives in London. This is his first novel.More About John Bennett