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Shameless

Paul Burston

4 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

* 'Fag Lit' comes out of the closet: the ONLY contemporary, commercial gay novel on the market!

* 'Witty, intelligent and very, very funny ... it deserves a wide readership' TIME OUT

Martin is kind, decent and good-looking. And look where it's got him. His boyfriend of four years has run off with a male prostitute. His friends John and Caroline are no help - John prefers infamy to sympathy and Caroline is too busy trying to work out if her wonderful, sensitive boyfriend is a closet case. And to top it all, Martin's hippie father turns up to stay, wearing his 'Proud to be an Embarrassing Parent' badge.

To escape, Martin jumps head first into hedonism, throwing himself into the gay club scene, a world of drugs and muscles, hard bodies and harder music. Meanwhile Caroline is learning that being Shameless has its price, and so does she...

How long can they keep up with the lifestyle And can they find the man of their dreams when sex has become a substitute for love, and pleasure is measured in beats per minute...

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Praise for Shameless

  • A wickedly funny comedy centring around the lives and loves of Martin, a gay man who's just been dumped and his two best friends, eager to help him our but not quite sure how to go about it. - RED

  • A juicy QUEER AS FOLK- like read. - COMPANY

  • Wickedly funny. - HEAT

  • Straddles low and high brow, working as both a colonically challenged BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY and a coruscating expose of the drug-infested urban gay experience, so often mistaked for liberating hedonism. - THE FACE

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Paul Burston

Paul Burston is the author of five novels and the editor of two short story collections. He has written for many publications including Guardian, Independent, Time Out, The Times and Sunday Times. He is the founder and host of London's award-winning LGBT+ literary salon Polari and founder and chair of The Polari First Book Prize for new writing.

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