Publishing November 2018 Paperback • ISBN 9781922198341 Ebook • ISBN 9781922198358
Spike, a qualified psychologist and practising activist, and Jane, a qualified philosopher, leave their dead-end temping jobs and head for Paris, stopping frequently to stock up on chocolate.
En route they pick up X, an extraterrestrial from a planet where chocolate is one of the major food groups and testosterone is a prohibited substance. X is lost on Earth, both geospatially and in understanding Earth’s backwardly gendered society.
Jane and Spike decide to help X with her navigational problems, and set off to consult astronomers and physicists about the coordinates for Earth, starting with America’s top universities in Boston before trying NASA. The more they travel, the further they are from a solution to X’s problem — and from Paris.
This hilarious road trip is full of social commentary, insights, and plenty of laughs.