My name is Gary. I’m a thirty-year-old legal assistant with a firm of solicitors in London. To describe me
as anonymous would be unfair but to notice me other than in passing would be a rarity. I did make a
good connection with a girl, but that blew up in my face and smacked my arse with a fish slice.
Gary Thorn goes for a pint with a work acquaintance called Brendan. When Brendan leaves early, Gary
meets a girl in the pub. He doesn’t catch her name, but falls for her anyway. When she suddenly
disappears without saying goodbye, all Gary has to remember her by is the book she was reading: The
Satsuma Complex. But when Brendan goes missing, Gary needs to track down the girl he now calls
Satsuma to get some answers.
And so begins Gary’s quest, through the estates and pie shops of South London, to finally bring some
love and excitement into his unremarkable life…
A page-turning story with a cast of unforgettable characters, The Satsuma Complex is the brilliantly
funny first novel by bestselling author and comedian Bob Mortimer.