Teenager Vernon Gregory Little's life has been changed by the Columbine-style slaughter of a group of students at his high school. Soon his hole-in-the-wall town is blanketed under a media siege, and Vernon finds himself blamed for the killing. Eulalio Ledesma is his particular nemesis, manipulating things so that Vernon becomes the fulcrum for the bizarre and vengeful impulses of the townspeople of Martirio.
Caught up in his decadent lifestyle, 20-something Gabriel Brockwell decides to kill himself. But before he does, he embarks on a quest for Wonderland—a bacchanal to end all bacchanals. His journey takes him around the globe, from London to Tokyo to Berlin, to taste all of life’s wildest pleasures, only to emerge with a renewed spirit and a desire to make up for some of the terrible things he’s done.
From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Litle. Gabriel Brockwell wants to die, and his destination is Wonderland. The nature and style of the journey is all that's to be decided. Taking in London, Tokyo, Berlin and the Galapagos Islands, and committed to the pursuit of pleasure, Gabriel's adventure include a spell in rehab, a near-death experience with fugu ovaries, and an orgiastic feast in the bowels of Berlin's majestic Tempelhof Airport.