Johnny Jackson has just turned 75. He used to be famous, but his dead brother Duke was a hero. Self-made and unmade, film director and tycoon, all people remember about Johnny is the Music Hall monkey. Exiled for years, he's heading home from his Japanese bunker, reluctantly - one last blockbuster and a civic honouring. But forget the adulation, the protests about his company and the concern of his security that he may be a target, Johnny just can't shake Duke. This is a novel about brothers, lovers and all that's lost in the longing to get what you want.
Tom McCulloch has published poetry and short stories in various journals including Other Poetry, Northwords, Northwords Now, Eildon Tree, Markings, Buzzwords, and Wilderness magazine (New Zealand). He was long-listed for the Herald/Imagining Scotland short story competition 2011. With his first novel, The Stillman, he became an Amazon Rising Star