The Book of Dave is set in one place and
two different time periods; the place is London, the time
periods are the present day and 500 years in the future. In the present day, Dave
Rudman becomes an emotional wreck when his wife leaves him for
another man, taking his son with him. Fuelled by a psychotic
mania he writes a rambling, vitriolic book - part diary, part
personal history, part London cab driver arcana and part
misogynistic rant. He buries the resulting tome in his wife's backyard in the
up market suburb of Hamstead Heath.
500 years later, global warming has reduced London to a series of small islands, one of which is the Isle of Ham occupied by the Hamsters who, discovering the buried Book of Dave, embrace it as a holy text to be adhered to with cultish rigidity. Thus "mummies" and "daddies" ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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