Over 28 years Gary Lennon has built a wall between himself and society, but forces beyond his control are about to pull that wall down.
Gary Lennon spends most of his time alone. The only things punctuating his solitude are his immersive OCD rituals, his angry rants to himself, and awkward encounters with his immediate family and the few friends he hasn't yet managed to alienate. When Gary's psychiatrist refuses to keep signing him off work, Gary is forced to take a soul-destroying job in a call centre, the sweatshop of the modern age, and into a confrontation with all the things he hates and fears the most.
A dark, funny, and occasionally shocking first person account of life in the depressed Northern town of Birkenhead, told through the eyes of a young man whose mental health deteriorates in direct correlation with the amount of time he is forced to spend with other people.