Sweet, fat, theatrical Billy-Boy was never cut out to be a farmer, but as his father's son he's obliged to try. The cows are wayward and the chores are gruelling. But Billy finds escape in a fantasy world where a turnip paddock becomes a lunar landscape, a lavender bed jacket a slinky space suit, a cow's tail a luxuriant blonde plait, and where Billy can become Judy Robinson, heroine of TV's 'Lost In Space'.
But not everyone approves of Billy's transformation. On the brink of adolescence, he is about to discover that growing up is a lot more complicated and confusing than he could ever have imagined.
This book is a poignantly comic story for anyone who grew up in a small town, grew up gay, or simply just grew up.