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Beta Male (Paperback)

Iain Hollingshead

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ISBN 13: 9781590204351
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8
Paperback
Overlook
12/28/2010

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Are your carefree twenties a retreating memory? Are your friends discussing children and fixed-rate mortgages while you clutch your Xbox, sobbing? You’re not the only one.


Sam Hunt is a confused male in his very late twenties. A work-shy, commitment-phobic actor, he is beginning to worry that turning thirty might be the last straw. Beta males one and all, Sam and his friends are desperately clinging to their independence, while secretly they are all terrified of ending up alone. Alan has just been proposed to by his girlfriend. Newly-dumped Ed spends his time tearfully watching Sex and the City. Meanwhile unemployed doctor Matt makes a dubious bet with Sam to see who can be the first to ensnare a rich wife and enjoy a life of leisure... Beta Male is a funny and painfully honest chronicle about friendship, masculinity, marriage and the beginning of the end of the beginning of adulthood.



Iain Hollingshead is a freelance journalist and novelist. He has written three books for the BBC’s BAFTA-winning spy drama Spooks. In 2006 he won the Literary Review’s “Bad Sex in Fiction Award” for his first novel, Twenty Something.



Praise for Iain Hollingshead:


“A tasty dollop of British wit.” --The Boston Globe


“A Bridget Jones’s Diary for the fellas.” --Chicago Sun-Times


“Pure comic gold.” --Booklist

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