London. where capital is worshipped and youthful energy is spent on the treadmill of labour. Street sweeper, busboy, graduate student of English, kitchen porter, leaflet distributor, demonstrator, lonesome traveller, soulful lover, party animal, labourer 'on the black', Moldavian exile, singer and silent witness - Octavian Tzurcanu has been them all. Quiet days in Clichy contrast with hectic days and nights in Upton Park, as we meet rogue customs officials, a lovely nurse 'working late', an amazingly creepy 'Spider' man in Kennington, fixers, Russian gangsters and Afghan dancers. By turns thoughtful and agreeably extrovert, the author lives London to the full. You've seen the statue - w be the pigeon!