Ask a bus queue for their thoughts on contemporary art, and you’re liable to get salty answers. This irreverent, funny and thought-provoking tale is for them. When Ben Banding’s quiet estuary town holds a modern art festival, the secretively brilliant painter comes up against art world supremo Oliver Rabson and life unravels for them both. Take memorable characters, stir in art, sailing, mischievous humour and a pinch of romance. Set in beautiful Suffolk. Result: a wry and compelling story that entertainingly relates what happens when the modern art circus descends on an unsophisticated little town.
Might it be satire? Possibly.
An absorbing story as well? You judge.
Is it a laugh at the expense of modern art? Oh yes.
They won’t want you to read it!