NIRVANA BITES is an irreverent look at alternative living, set in the housing co-ops and S&M clubs of South London. When Jen goes for a job at the BBC, she gets more than she bargains for when she recognises her potential boss as 'Stapled Stan' - a man with a serious bondage problem. It seems that she is not the only one who knows his secret identity and soon Stan enlists her as a private investigator and protector. As she sets out on a quest to find and confront his blackmailers, Stan is concealed and cosseted within Jen's homely council-block community of anti-capitalist social misfits and New Age hippies, the Nirvana Housing Co-op. As the threats grow more serious and Jen's friends start to suffer, it becomes clear that an inconspicuous aquatic shop, Koi Korner, is hiding some dark secrets. Can Jen expose the perpetrators? Will life ever be the same again? Bursting with energy, NIRVANA BITES is a brilliantly-observed comic triumph, and heralds the arrival of a highly individual and hilarious new voice.
Used availability for Debi Alper's Nirvana Bites
April 2004 : UK Paperback
June 2003 : UK Paperback
June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition