A tale of revenge, booze, gambling, sex and a man obsessed with Deirdre Barlow.
Matthew Fish is in a rut.
His Jersey home is no longer the paradise of his youth.
Deirdre Barlow isn't interested, vengeful ex-girlfriends lurk around every corner, and work is a constant battle against office bully Mary.
The weight is piling on, he drinks too much, and his blood pressure is going through the roof.
When he thinks things can't possibly get any worse, he tells a beautiful woman a little white lie, setting off a chain of events leading to a nightmare week on safari in Africa.
Joseph Mawinga is not in a rut.
He loves his Mozambique home, which he shares with his mother.
Then he discovers something startling about his past, and travels to Jersey to investigate.
A fish out of water, he finds the island as challenging as Matt finds Africa.
Chapters 45 and 46 are alternate versions of chapters 1 and 5. Any feedback on preferences would be greatly appreciated.