Growing up is hard enough without a deadline . . .
Alex's parents know something he doesn't.
They know what's happening inside his head.
Alex is more interested in what's happening outside it.
He has homework to do and a marriage to save*.
The clock is ticking. But there's still time to win the heart of Chloe Gower
Laugh-out-loud funny and cry-out-loud sad, OSTRICH is a book about what happens when you have to lift your head from the sand.
* His parents'
Irresistible! OSTRICH is loaded with wit, charm and wisdom. Alex is one of the sweetest and most inspiring narrators I've ever encountered. I dare you not to fall in love
A coming-of-age story of some brilliance. I laughed heartily, sobbed unexpectedly . . . and significantly improved my grammar
OSTRICH has given me the most enjoyable reading experience I've had all year and has one of the funniest and most engaging young narrators I've had the pleasure of reading. Matt Greene is seriously funny and in OSTRICH proves comedy can be the finest of arts
One of the bravest novels I've read in a very long time. Greene lets the reader become detective and clue by clue we uncover not only the truth of Alex's world, but the deepest truths of what it means to love and lose
This is an endearing debut novel from Matt Greene, with an inspired and hilarious take on adolescence ... Greene's unusual style and his enchanting wordplay will not only gain him favourable comparisons to Mark Haddon, but potentially earn him a place in the bestsellers list - TIME OUT
Matt Greene was born in Watford in 1985 and studied English language at the University of Sussex, where he edited THE BADGER newspaper and first became interested in writing for the stage. He has co-written four plays for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including the sell-out farce THE STRAIGHT MAN. OSTRICH is his first novel.