Even a goldfish can dream of adventure From his enviable view from a balcony on the 27th floor of an apartment block, Ian the Goldfish has frequent if fleeting desires for a more exciting life. Until one day, a series of unfortunate events give him an opportunity to escape Our story begins, however, with the human inhabitants of Ian s building. There is the handsome student, his girlfriend, and his mistress; an agoraphobic sex worker, the invisible caretaker; the pregnant woman on bed rest; and the home-schooled boy, Herman, who thinks he can travel through time. And as Ian tumbles perilously downwards, he will witness all their lives, loves, triumphs and disasters A truly original, philosophically joyful and charming novel with the unlikeliest of heroes. This is Tales of the City as seen by a goldfish.