Up a Tree in the Park at Night with a Hedgehog

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9780099522997: Up a Tree in the Park at Night with a Hedgehog

Benton Kirby is in a spot of bother...

His life hasn't exactly gone to plan. This is hardly surprising, however, as he never really had one in the first place. Armed with a philosophy degree, a dead fiancé, a brother who drives Death around London in his black cab, and a girlfriend with a history of suicidal pets, Benton - ambitionless and emotionally disengaged - embarks, for no apparent reason, on an affair with a beautiful, sexually adventurous, Korean virgin.

Following a strange snowballing of even stranger events, he finds himself, at last, exactly not where he ever imagined he would be, up a tree at night in the park with a hedgehog...

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"It's totally fucking brilliant. I love it" (Douglas Coupland)

"Smith's first novel is a comic masterpiece. I LAUGHED OUT LOUD, whilst cringing in guilty recognition" (Matt Dunn)

"I think I've got it! Up a tree (funny). In the park (romantic). At night (sad). With a hedgehog (weird and wholly original). A funny, romantic, sad, wholly original novel. Buy it, read it, you won't regret it" (Will Ferguson)

"Page-turningly odd" (Jasper Fforde)

"Smith's tone and turn of phrase is light and funny" ( Esquire)

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A quirky, original and hysterically funny first novel involving philosophy, death, love, sex and hedgehogs...

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Smith, Paul Robert
Published by Vintage Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099522993 ISBN 13: 9780099522997
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Vintage Books, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099522993

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