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In this sequel to A Wild Sheep Chase, which can however be read as a stand-alone novel, the unnamed narrator returns to the Dolphin Hotel of the former book. He is searching for his ex-girlfriend who brought him psychically to the hotel in the first place. At the hotel a series of bizarre encounters occurs. The narrator is confided in by a receptionist who claims to have had a strange ghoulish experience on the 16th floor of the hotel. It turns out that the Sheep Man from A Wild Sheep Chase is alive and well in the hotel for those in tune with the other side. The narrator befriends a 13 year old schoolgirl who too is psychicly aware. They travel to Hawaii together where he again gets tantalisingly close to being in contact with his ex-girlfriend. He goes to the movies to see a school friend actor's latest film and his ex-girlfriend is in a sex scene in the film. He contacts the actor and becomes enmeshed in a series of encounters with call-girls. There follows a string of deaths. In desperation the narrator returns to the hotel where the receptionist he yearns for has another strange encounter with him and the Sheep Man. A marvellous surreal story about a misfit man and his encounters with strange women and the other side of reality.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   clairvoyant Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Hawaii Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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