East End dandy Mohammad Miah is going up in the world until calamity strikes and he is drawn into the fierce battle between Brixton girl Lorraine Linton and and tycoon turned reality TV star Saint Devine to be elected Mayor of London.
Hunted and traduced, Mo becomes entangled in the deep and often daft power struggles of cops, cranks, conspiracists and environmental campaigners as he strives to save his hopes and dreams while the politicians fight for power.
A dystopian satire with a romantic heart, Frightgeist shines a searching light on modern times in an imagined UK capital gripped by chaos, disease and fear.
Warning: contains exotic puddings, jolly japesters, bottom flesh, self-indulgent references to classic London movies, and events that are really quite improbable (probably).
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