Kleinzahler is the edgy trickster of the city's inner and outer weather, its tiny narratives and its refusals to tell a story, all overheard in mysterious verbal close-up. As the epigraph to this collection says: "If you're not nervous, you're not listening."

Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club 2000, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571204281