Straight White Male (Paperback)
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Straight White Male (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 14/08/2014
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Kennedy Marr is a novelist from the old school. Irish, acerbic, and a borderline alcoholic and sex-addict, his mantra is drink hard, write hard and try to screw every woman you meet. He's writing film scripts in LA, fucking, drinking and insulting his way through Californian society, but also suffering from writers block and unpaid taxes. Then a solution presents itself - Marr is to be the unlikely recipient of the W. F. Bingham Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Modern Literature, an award worth half a million pounds. But it does not come without a price: he must spend a year teaching at the English university where his ex-wife and estranged daughter now reside. As Kennedy acclimatises to the sleepy campus, inspiring revulsion and worship in equal measure, he's forced to reconsider his precarious lifestyle. Incredible as it may seem, there might actually be a father and a teacher lurking inside this 'preening, narcissistic, priapic, sociopath'. Or is there. Straight White Male is a no-holds-barred look into the mid-life crisis and the contemporary male sexual psyche. It is a brilliant new satire from one of Britain's sharpest writers.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099575795
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“Enjoy!”

I loved 'The Second Coming' - hilarious and completely disrespectful.
So, 'Single White Male' was one I was really looking forward to. I was not disappointed.
Kennedy Marr can't be seen as a... More

Hardback edition
24th September 2013
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“Wet yourself laughing, cry your heart out”

I’ve been making ridiculous teenage fan girl squeal jumps when I heard that a new Niven was out soon. In my book, ‘Kill your Friends’ had outwitted Ellis’ ‘American Psycho’ by miles, and ‘The Second Coming’ was... More

Hardback edition
2nd July 2013
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“Highly entertaining”

I love John Niven's books, especially The Second Coming; I have bought copies of that for lots of my friends. When I heard about this book I was really excited and within 5 pages I knew that I would love and hate... More

Hardback edition
14th October 2013
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