As Spud Milton continues his diabolical staggerthrough adolescence he learns one of life`s most important lessons: whendealing with women and cretins nothing is ever quite as it seems. I`mpractically a man in most areas writes Spud confidently on his sixteenthbirthday. The year is 1992 and as always in South Africa radical change isin the air. The country may be on the bumpy road to an uncomfortableredemption but Spud Milton is hoping for a smooth ride as he returns toboarding school as a senior Instead he discovers that his vindictive archenemy is back to taunt him and that a garrulous Malawian has taken residencein his dormitory along with the regular inmates and misfits he callsfriends. Spud`s world has never seemed less certain; he attempts to masterShakespeare wrestles constantly with God and the power of negative thinkingand develops an aversion to fried fish after a shocking discovery about hisgrandmother Wombat..