13 September 2016.
Caskey cannot work full time on his novel because his own PI work, spasmodic though it be, also makes demands. He has to investigate the theft of liquor from a Belfast pub but when he finds one of the thieves he is dead. There is a link between the dead thief and a local called Sean’s Trust also supported by a local group of enthusiastic young Christians which Caskey investigates. Despite the calls on his time by his PI work he is progressing with his novel and interacting with the others in his writing group and his novel is comparatively well organised. But Caskey’s own behaviour is becoming disorganised and fuelled by growing anger at almost everyone whom he encounters. Just how truthful is Caskey’s narrative about himself? Does he really know who he is? Has his illness made him the classic unreliable narrator of post-modernist literature?