This is the story of a divorce, a history of the toilet, a novel of beginnings, a novel of verbs. It's an outrageously original book that flits from pillar to post. Just as you think you are getting the hang of it, it veers off somewhere else leaving you dazzled. Amazingly it’s both funny and erudite. I've read it three times now and seen more in it with each reading. Go on, treat yourself, try something completely different.