The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven : Manolo Follana is handsome, fastidious, opinionated, more than a little vain and has built a comfortable, provincial life for himself. Despite his inability to master the English language, his architectural design company on the Mediterranean coast is thriving, his suits are handmade and his luxury apartment complete. So when his doctor and best friend tells "Lolo" he is dangerously ill it is, it would seem, the end of everything. In Alan Warner's fifth novel, however, this devastating news is only the beginning. In a series of vivid, erotic, hilarious flashbacks Manolo plays back his life in glowing Technicolor: each wild and glorious set-piece building towards a complete picture of a life - flawed, certainly, but passionate, richly imagined and deeply humane.