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Boys and Girls

Joseph Connolly

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A supreme comic novelist tells the tale of a singular threesome

Susan wants another husband. Which comes as a shock to the current one.
'But not instead of you, Alan, my sugar - as well as. You see?'

Yet once Susan has brazenly commandeered her boss's rich, elderly hand, Alan finds himself curiously cherishing the company - sharing wife, whisky and other, odder peccadilloes. Indeed Susan is forced to root out alternative amusements - and with their teenage daughter copying her disintegrating moral code, the complex machinery of their lives soon begins to break down.

Joseph Connolly plunges the reader into a tumultuous medley of inner monologues with keen, unabashed relish; exposing marital bedroom and male bonding in this biting, excruciatingly funny observation of men, women and adolescent girls

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Praise for Boys and Girls

  • There is no other novelist today who writes quite like Connolly - Scotsman

  • He knows exactly what he's doing, in an immensely contrived, sophisticated and satisfying game - Adam Mars-Jones, Observer

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Joseph Connolly

Joseph Connolly is the critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling writer of fourteen novels, as well as twelve works of non-fiction. He lives in London.

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