'Magic... thrums with humour and pain, glamour and danger' Harpers and Queen
Kissing in Manhattan is a twisted New York fairytale. It features the Pre-emption, the most glamorous and strange apartment building on earth, and some extraordinary characters: Patrick, the diabolic millionaire with a penchant for nude restraint; Rally, the travel writer lying tied up in Patrick's bedroom during an unusual party; Jacob and Rachel, whose secret nightly bath is suddenly headline news; Hannah, the nymphomaniac perfume heiress; and Douglas, the teacher who is invited to dinner by his star pupil's parents, and propositioned.
With its extraordinary combination of old-world glamour and new world deviance, Kissing in Manhattan is a breathtaking and unimaginably stylish debut.
'Inventive and entertaining' Independent on Sunday
'The literary equivalent of the sexual tease' Marie Claire
'As smart as you'd expect from the title, but also sometimes touching' Time Out
'Stylishly sexy and taking sensuously serpentine twists and turns that keep you guessing and laughing out loud...his witty stories are as cool and seductive as a well-chilled glass of vintage champagne' Glasgow Herald
'It is hard not to be touched by the imagination at work in these stories' Metro
'Stylish...witty and original' Mail on Sunday
'Wonderful...a wry, witty take on the emotional lives of single and not-so-single Manhattanites. Where SEX AND THE CITY is one track, KISSING IN MANHATTAN is as varied as the freaks, poseurs and nerds who inhabit the world's most famous island. David Schickler...never fails to spot the secrets and silences of modern urban relationships. Popular writing at its elegant best' Eve
'A collection of modern fairy tales with a distinctive, ironic twist' Red