Some women fake orgasms. Some men fake whole relationships. In death, Andrea Fox succeeded in uniting her ex-husband, Barry, and her younger lover, Oliver, in the painful pursuit of personal rehabilitation. As an osteopath, Oliver had the touch. But he need his Tuesday night men's group to help exorcise his demons. Barry Fox was a more helpless case. A regular newspaper column kept him in cigarettes and booze, but not in very good spirits. For both men, relationships with women were a problem, but perhaps their central dilemma was the problem of being themselves. Critical, comic and compassionate, Nigel Planner's new novel analyses the darker side of gender anxiety, but also offers hope that the world is not necessarily lost to those who are prepared to change.
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‘An intelligent comedy of contemporary manners’ -- Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
‘Faking It is as serious as it is funny. Now at last I know how men think’ -- Fay Weldon, Spectator
‘Planer combines the novel’s sustained humour with often tender insights into men’s emotions.’ -- Stephanie Merritt, Observer
‘Well-chosen words and subtle observational humour are the tools of Planer’s trade’ -- Mirror
Nigel Planer is one of Britain's best known comedians. His role as Neil in The Young Ones made him a household name. Since then he has appeared on Saturday Night Live, French and Saunders, The Lenny Henry Show etc. as well as writing and starring in The Nicholas Craig Masterclass. His book about fatherhood, A Good Enough Dad, sold nearly 20,000 hardback copies in the trade, and his first novel The Right Man, was published in October 1998.
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Book Description ARROW BOOKS LTD, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099409860
Book Description ARROW BOOKS LTD, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99409860