'A terrifying, painfully funny Swiftian exercise in moral disgust' ObserverSmooth-talking, sensual and self-deluded, Gregory Riding leads an existence of formidable foppishness, his days and nights a series of effortless, titillating conquests and tireless sex - sister, employers, acquaintances are but co-stars among a cast of thousands to have passed through his busy bed.
Meanwhile, Gregory's foster brother, Terry, has to make do with the leavings as he trawls through life in a miasma of grief, burdened by an unmentionable past and the unlikelihood of ever having a good time in bed.
But when Success swivels her capricious gaze roles are reversed with and the Riding brothers find their lives dramatically changed. 'An instantly recognizable voice, penetrating, loquacious, slightly hysterical, upsetting, rising above the basso pseudo-profundo babble of his competitors like filed fingernails scraping down glass' Sunday Times
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/06/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099461852
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