Tracy Malleus casts a sceptical eye over other people's superstitions. There's just one phenomenon she can't explain: her passion for Drew Monzie, a fat, fifty-something Calvinist television presenter. Smart, sexy and popular, Tracy seems to have the perfect life. Then her sister Sam returns after seventeen years in America, still burning with childhood resentment and things go badly wrong. Mishap piles upon misfortune, forcing Tracy to rethink her rationalism, until she starts to wonder whether she might be cursed.
This is a compelling portrait of 1990s Glasgow, with real and articulate characters.