The strength of this novel lies not in its paradoxical nostalgia for a time that promised so much and delivered so little, but in its ideas about the present.
Jim Thorne. He wants to understand love. His mum. Her three sisters have epic perms. And they're famous. Dad. Dad's focused on a vital question: Mario or Sonic? It's England, 1989-2009. So expect a little history. The dolphin's name is Dilly.