Simon Sick Boy Williamson (first met in Trainspotting ) returns to his native Edinburgh. Having failed spectacularly as a hustler, pimp, husband, father and businessman, this time around he's a nascent film director, dreaming of directing and producing a pornographic film.
Irvine Welsh is the author of six previous works of fiction, most recently Glue. He lives in London.
Short-listed for Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award 2002.