A Hay Festival Press book in Caribbean blue, containing a story by DBC Pierre and illustrated by Jeff Fisher, commissioned for the Ox-Tales project in partnership with Profile Books.
This was my first day of work in Trinidad. When I arrived at my new office I found that a young man lived in the dirt under the building. He was black, with doll's eyes and a jutting, almost hanging lower lip. I discovered he was there when a colleague went to a particular spot on the office floor and stamped on it hard. 'Cox,' he explained.