Two natives, one b*stard and a mighty bog… A Girl Called Jake draws on a translation from a hitherto secret archive to tell the story of a gigantic narcotics plant that’s built upon a mighty bog. But in a strange and distant land, a rising for liberty is crushed with vicious and unparalleled violence. And in the country of the book’s principal action an agitation grows – and grows. For here too is a disturbing spirit of national sentiment. And here too a rising – a strictly unconstitutional affair!!! – takes place. So in the giant plant is fought once more one of the great battles of classical antiquity. But in the very moment of victory – defeat! For just as the cops’ big bust gets under way – the whole plant tilts and flips, and sinks forever in its mighty bog: and everything goes back to the good old way that it was. With an introduction: and, by the translator, an afterword.