Foster, Stephen Strides

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'Being in love with someone else's girlfriend should be of slightly more concern than the size of your trouser-band relative to your own actual girth . . . shouldn't it?'

Philip Marlowe would never have played it this way. But then Philip Marlowe hadn't just stolen an ancient relic from the city museum. Philip Marlowe wasn't in love with a girl who had a boyfriend called Spurs. And Philip Marlowe never, ever gave a thought to the cut of his own trousers.

Winger is doing his best to play it cool. He's avoiding job interviews, he's bonding with the cat, he's making a mean zabaglione. But how do you win over a girl you met by bringing her down in an offside tackle? And how do you convince her that you love her when all you can think about is trousers? Strides is a sharp and funny look at the hang-ups and self-deceptions of the modern male, from a writer whose work has been described as 'raw and vital' by the Independent on Sunday.

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'An engaging and breathlessly vital modern love story.' Brian Martin, Financial Times 'Stephen Foster's writing is truthful, perceptive and, in places, very funny. His protagonist's stream of consciousness exposes the hang-ups, disillusionment and fragility so common in the contemporary male.' Owen Parker, Time Out

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Strides is the story of Winger and his struggle to get by - with his trouser obsession, with his lack of prospects, and, most importantly, with Natalie. Taking a sharp and funny look at the hang-ups and self-deceptions of the modern male, Stephen Foster has written a beautifully crafted, surprisingly sweet and entirely un-cynical modern love story.

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