Charlie Fairburn, successful screenwriter, ex-husband and absent father, has been given six months to live. He resolves to stake half his fortune on a couple of turns of the roulette wheel and, to his agent’s disgust, write a novel – about death. Set on a train, his manuscript involves characters debating the nature of consciousness. When the fictional train gets stuck, Charlie becomes more deeply entangled with the dangerous young woman he met in the casino.
Edward St. Aubyn—A Clue To The Exit