Grant becomes successful as an art novelist; his wife Mary is equally successful as an artist. They live happy lives of excess and debauchery until Mary becomes involved with a druggy film-maker called Derren LeVine and Grant discovers that Mary
has become a secret junkie. She also becomes a big shot arthouse film-maker herself. Grant, riddled with jealousy and fuelled by revenge fantasies makes a low budget art film which involves getting some girls to cut themselves up on camera; the movie becomes a best seller much to Mary's intense envy. A battle ensues in which Grant and Mary attempt to out-fame each other while Grant also takes strong drugs in an effort to compete with Mary's massive habit. Grant crumbles into madness and spends time in a mental institution. He is taken to an alternative reality where he meets higher beings who train him to become an interdimensional law officer. Then the fun really begins.