J lives in a world of pubs and nights out. A good time lad. What you see is what you get. Except it's not.
Gliding by Night follows J and his disparate drinking companions on a well trodden pub crawl. As the night wears on however, the bonhomie falters and gives way to the deep rooted issues and problems of all in attendance. Things come to a head in the final nightclub where change appears to be on the cards. This though is interrupted as a vicious fight breaks out, resulting in J being hospitalized.
In hospital through hallucinations and flashbacks we glimpse key moments of J's life and begin to learn how he has ended up in his present state.
Given hope, J resolves to change on his release.
However, a twist of fate sees him back in his favourite pub at the climax of the novel.
How will he react?