Dominic 'Biscuit' McLeod is an expert in making the best of a bad situation. As a visa fraud investigator at the Australian high commission, New Delhi, Biscuit is legendary for his prowess in drinking beer, playing cricket and swearing like a dilliwallah, until the tragic death of a junior colleague forces him to become something else-a conspiracy theorist who can't let go. Armed only with a hangover, a loathing for authority and an inability to believe the lies that he is being told, Biscuit stumbles from crisis to catastrophe in a shambolic search for the truth. From the villages of Punjab to the cricket fields of Delhi and the walled compounds of Gurgaon and Chanakyapuri, with dodgy visa agents, crooked cops, Aussie journalists, Afghani pimps and American spies for company, it looks like Biscuit will never solve the case, or leave the party early. A bold, comic debut, the sad demise of Manpreet Singh is a novel about the things people will do to leave the places they don't want to be-and the lengths others will go to try and stop them.
About the Author
Patrick Bryson was awarded his PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 2009. He is a published short story writer and essayist, with his work appearing in publications such as Southerly, Tehelka, Motherland, Annalemma, Out of Print, The Lifted Brow and Mascara Literary Review. He lives and works in New Delhi. The Sad Demise of Manpreet Singh is his first novel.