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Trevor Tumbrell realises that the world is entirely unaffected by his existence. And so he decides to die. To produce a fitting valediction that might serve as both a memorial and a cautionary tale, he hires a writer, Bardolph Middle, to write his eulogy.

Three Jumpers is a hilarious satire telling of how, during the process, both characters struggle to come to terms with the nature of their own mortality, and this pain of a world around them. With the morbid descent towards suicide of the one and the spiritual slide towards irreparable loss of faith for the other, will there be redemption for the characters? And should it be screened live on TV?

Michael Marr is an extraordinary talent, perhaps a Waugh in the making – his fiction is at once hilarious, bloody-minded, and heartbreaking’ – Richard Greene

‘Marr's wit, crazy intelligence and daring suggest a career ripe with promise’ Independent on Sunday (Praise for his debut novel – Baber’s Apple)