Gay, pleasure-seeking Stefano Cartwright is almost killed by a wave on a holiday beach. His journey up a tunnel of light convinces him that God exists after all, and he may need to change his ways if he is not to end up in hell.

When God happens to look down his celestial telescope and see Stefano, he is obliged to pay unprecedented attention to an obscure planet in a distant galaxy, and ends up on the greatest adventure of his multi-aeon existence.

Simon Edge was born in Chester and read philosophy at Cambridge University. He was editor of the pioneering London paper Capital Gay before becoming a gossip columnist on the Evening Standard and then a feature writer on the Daily Express, where he was also a theatre critic for many years. In addition he has written for The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Star, Private Eye, the New Statesman, Tribune and Attitude, where he was a contributing editor. He has been a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Duration

Approx 60 mins

Festival Chester Literature Festival 2022
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