Kerrigan is writing a guidebook to the city of Copenhagen. Specifically, a guide to the city's drinking establishments — of which there are over 1,500. Thus, it is a project potentially without end, and one with a certain amount of drunken numbness built into it. And that's the point: for Kerrigan, an American expat fleeing a terrible betrayal, has plenty he wants to forget. The only problem with his proposed project is his research associate, a voluptuous, green-eyed beauty who makes him tremble with forgotten desire.
Kerrigan in Copenhagen is both a love story and a Joycean romp through a magical city.