Compression is a high octane, true crime novel. A mixture of autobiography, wish fulfilment and twisted fantasy. The story unfolds over the space of 24 hours and sums up the spirit of the punk movement in a fictional novel.
Compression tells the story of Flanagan, a man who, having cracked the music biz with the punk band he started while at school, returns to a reunion in the small town in which he grew up. However, going back to his old stamping ground brings back a lot of memories, many of them disturbing, and some pertaining to his part in the death of a homeless man. Things get really complicated when it transpires that the police investigation has just re-opened...