Two supremely skewed novellas that comprehensively challenge our ideas and assumptions about masculinity and femininity
Will Self is the author of four collections of short stories (the first of which, The Quantity Theory of Insanity, won the 1992 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award), five novels (of which How the Dead Live was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year in 2002), and four non-fiction works. He is a regular broadcaster on television and radio and as a journalist a contributor to a plethora of publications. He lives in London with his wife and four children.
`There is a lot of the attention-grabber in Will Self, and in his prose ... Brings home how daft, compelling and dirty sex can be, all at the same time' * Nicholas Lezard, Independent on Sunday *
`His technique is dazzling, packed with wicked wit and and sparkling invention. Cock and Bull is scabrously brilliant stuff' * Time Out *
`These stories of transexual metamorphoses and hermaphroditic intercourse are likely to provoke demented laughter of a degree that may knock your socks off' * Evening Standard *
`Imagine a film of Kafka's Metamorphosis, scripted by William Burroughs and shot by David Cronenburg and you would have Cock and Bull: two novellas, mirrors of each other, both attempting entry to a "a twilight zone" ... pure delight to verbal perverts everywhere' * Sunday Times *