About this book
Paperback edition of this tale of modern gay life. Four men, clubbing, casual sex and drugs all make up this comedy of sexual manners. "A sparkling celebration of sexual intrigue... stylish, original, bizzarely beautiful" "Sunday Telegraph" Books of the Year. Hollinghurst's previous titles include "The Swimming Pool Library" and "The Folding Star".
Comedy of sexual manners that follows the interlocking affairs of four men: Robin Woodfield, Justin, Danny and Alex. As each falls under the spell of romance or drugs, country living or rough trade, a richly ironic picture emerges of the clashing imperatives of gay life, the hunger for contact, the fear of commitment, and the need for permanence.