An unambitious man with a habit of overachieving takes a job with few prospects and little chance of social interaction. All he has to do is wait for the tapes to be delivered and when they arrive, transcribe the recorded conversations, word for word. Before long, he's imagining lives for the anonymous people he listens to and he's imagining a new life for himself, with the woman who brings him the tapes. But making up stories isn't part of the job description. He's bound to make mistakes and when he makes mistakes there are going to be consequences. Not least the appearance of the fat-man, and he has plans of his own.


Published by Portobello Books on July 7, 2008


‘Readers tired of traditional narratives will be pleased by Neath's latest offering. His first novel, THE OUTGOING MAN, was praised for its originality, and his second book is deserving of the same. THE FAT PLAN is at once upbeat, quirky, difficult and dark’ -- Big Issue


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