Fresh, sharp and wickedly funny, a tragicomic tale of modern living from the author of SubmarineRay is not a bad guy. He mostly did not cheat on his heavily pregnant wife. He only sometimes despises every one of his friends. And though his career as a freelance tech journalist is dismal and he spends his afternoons churning out third-rate listicles in his boxer briefs, he dreams of making a difference. But Ray is about to learn that his special talent is for making things worse.Brace yourself for a wickedly funny look at the modern everyman. The Adulterants is an uproarious tale of competitively sensitive men and catastrophic open marriages, riots on the streets of London and Internet righteousness, and one man's valiant quest to come of age in his thirties. With lacerating wit and wry affection, Joe Dunthorne dissects the urban millennial psyche of a man too old to be an actual millennial.
Publisher's Description: Thirty-something freelance tech journalist Ray hates his job, resents his more successful friends, is terrified of the London property ladder, and has just accidently cheated on his pregnant girlfriend. But no matter how bad life seems, he's about to learn that things can always get worse... From the comic genius behind Submarine comes a hilariously scathing new novel about modern life * Penguin * Dunthorne captures the mores of Britain today better than novelists twice his age * New Statesman on'Submarine' * Brilliant and laugh-out-loud enjoyable * Independent on 'Submarine' * A brilliant first novel by a young man of ferocious comic talent * The Times on 'Submarine' * A creation of some genius. Dunthorne is a naturally comic writer * Daily Telegraph on 'Wild Abandon' * Insightful comic writing that manages to be both tender and biting * Independent on Sunday on 'Wild Abandon' *
Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. He is the author of Submarine, which has been translated into fifteen languages and made into an acclaimed film directed by Richard Ayoade, and Wild Abandon, which won the 2012 Encore Award. A collection of his poetry is published as Faber New Poets 5. Joe Dunthorne lives in London and The Adulterants is his third novel.www.joedunthorne.com