'Went out, got pissed. Same shit, different day.' Aberalaw, a tiny South Wales valley village where body ever arrives and body ever leaves. The new police chief has declared war on recreational drugs, resulting in an eighteen-month drought. The party-loving wives and girlfriends of local punk band, The Boobs, are getting desperate, both for drugs and thrills: Ellie, factory girl with dreams of a better life in New York; Rhiann, hairdresser with a taste for violence and designer clothes and Sian, unappreciated, obsessive compulsive mother of three. Into their lives, enter the languid dark stranger, Johnny: Englishman, drug dealer and shameless seducer. In the space of just a few months, three women's lives will be changed forever. Prize-winning writer, Rachel Trezise, dissects the morals and mores of a small Welsh village community with a scalpel-sharp pen and an incisive wit.
Rachel Trezise was born in the Rhondda Valley, Wales. Her first novel, In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl, was a winner of the Orange Futures Prize. Her short fiction collection, Fresh Apples, won the EDS Dylan Thomas Prize and her rock travelogue, Dial M for Merthyr, was published in 2007. Her work has been translated into several languages. She is married and lives in Wales and New York.