Frito and Bannerman come to post war Sarajevo hoping to make their fortunes from Bosnian beer. Here they meet a huge cast of characters ranging from those also there seeking their fortunes to the various international aid and governmental agencies. Despite the setting, this is a funny novel depicting the utter chaos in the aftermath of civil war with brilliant descriptions of life in Sarajevo. There is so much going on that it is difficult at times to keep track of the plot which also includes a romance. The writing style is quite original; lots of dialogue and unconventional punctuation all of which offer a different perspective on an otherwise tragic episode in recent history.