PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Cover design: Marie Lane
Fontoon is an archetypal Dedalus novel: absurdly funny, erudite, grotesquely surreal, and totally unique.
At the edge of the city, Admiral Fontoon tends the lighthouse at Wossafocken Point and dreams of being a famous poet. His odds are poor, as he spends far more time lost in thoughts about exactly how big Jupiter must be than writing actual poetry. He is also constantly undermined by the Fontoon Wrecking Company — a secret organisation dedicated entirely to his personal humiliation.
Nevertheless his dream comes true when a top spotter of poetic dispositions helps him to become an enormously influential media person. Fontoon’s inspiring words begin to solve the world’s biggest problems, until his weirdest and most disgusting personal idiosyncrasy is publicly exposed.