ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- (Firstly, a disclaimer. The author is my brother) Approaching mid-life, yacht builder and skipper Col Barrington agrees to a monumentally risky - and criminal - venture with the mysterious Tarnasay Evermore. What follows is a drug-fuelled, hedonistic adventure from Sydney Harbour to the hills of northern Thailand and beyond, while also ruminating on our consumerist way of life. Rollicking, good-natured fun. Craig Kirchner
Tarnasay Evermore is a professional borrower.
A mysterious, long-time menace to authorities, he sees the world very differently. Despised by some, idolised by others - his penchant for borrowing, enjoying and then returning expensive, exclusive items of pleasure in society has been well-documented. Then one day, he decides to borrow something very big and very famous, and becomes an international phenomenon. An outrageous thing. An international headline-making thing. A thing like billionaire gambler Maxie Burgess' famous superyacht, Ubetcha.How to Borrow a Dog is a rich, modern fable full of humour and escapism that reflects on much of the world's enduring romance with materialism, how we live our lives and what we truly value.