As night falls in Manila, Sean waits for gangster Don Pepe in a deserted, roach-infested hotel. He could die tonight, and anyone who strays into his path could end up dead too: a Filipino family in the suburbs, a gang of street kids... In a few hours their destinies will violently collide.
'Proves defiantly that Garland is far from a one-hit wonder.'
'The most interesting novel of the year.'
J. G. Ballard, Observer Books of the Year