Crusoe lands by chance on a strange island. Finding himself psychologically injured he feels ill at ease among the natives. Many he admires and a few he finds very attractive, but others are unfriendly, even contemptuous and many seem alienated. There are disturbing forces at work. Part of the problem is that the media and government of the island conspire to keep the population in a state of permanent stress. Crusoe writes about the life he finds at street level - about the lost, the lonely, the loud, the great unknowns, the ordinary, the disconnected - a multitude of outsiders who exist everywhere in Britain's urban society. He writes about his interior existence, his lifelong search for answers to his sense of rejection, the meaning and purpose of love, the sickness of modern society, the mystery of human existence. He is fascinated by human behaviour and the workings of his own mind. Journal of an Urban Robinson Crusoe is a portrait of a troubled yet resilient and compassionate man and the people he meets in London and Brighton in the closing years of the twentieth century.