Born on the day destruction falls on his small town, Billy is marked out as a gifted child. He tells his own story in odd luminous prose - it's simple enough on the surface and his phonetic spelling is easy to get used to. What does it all mean? As Billy would say, 'I dont bliddy no!' Enjoy working it out for yourself - there's a lot of meat in this book and, like all good fairy tales, you can find what you need. Unusual and wonderful.