About Nausea in the Clouds
Leoloni Lewis flees his Scottish village of Gannochy, a place where he’s experienced the extreme pressure to succeed. He’s armed with an ambitious plan to fight against the Germans and earn himself a heroic statue. But tragically he lacks what it takes to be a hero: He’s too neurotic, too narcissistic, too cowardly, and thus, if he fails, destined to waste his life doing humdrum labour in Gannochy’s communal garden.
Leoloni’s plan is soon frustrated when he finds himself bound for Iceland as a prisoner on an impossible four-masted ship, helmed by a stubborn captain who looks suspiciously like his murdered father.
Now the only person who can help Leoloni ‘help himself’ is his fellow prisoner, renowned British fighter pilot and positivity guru Adrian R. Barry. Through Barry’s friendship and self-help philosophy of ‘Magnetism!’, Leoloni must develop a winning personality so he can overcome the captain, solve the mystery of the ship, save an Icelandic town full of children ‘with their whole lives ahead of them’ and return to Gannochy a hero. Yet along the way, as the true cost of his striving for success becomes clear, he’s forced to face his mental demons and re-evaluate what it means to be a man. Read More.