By John Niven
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Kennedy Marr is a novelist from the old fashioned. Irish, acerbic, and a borderline alcoholic and sex-addict, his mantra is drink difficult, write tough and check out to screw each lady you meet.
He's writing movie scripts in los angeles, screwing, consuming and insulting his method via Californian society, but in addition being affected by writer's block and unpaid taxes. Then an answer offers itself -- Marr is to be the not going recipient of the W. F. Bingham Prize for impressive Contribution to fashionable Literature, an award worthy part one million kilos. however it doesn't come with no fee: he needs to spend a 12 months educating on the English collage the place his ex-wife and estranged daughter now reside.
As Kennedy acclimatises to the sleepy campus, inspiring revulsion and worship in equivalent degree, he's compelled to re-evaluate his precarious way of life. magnificent because it could seem, there may well truly be a father and a instructor lurking inside of this 'preening, narcissistic, priapic, sociopath'. Or is there...
Straight White Male is a no-holds-barred check out the mid-life challenge and the modern male sexual psyche. it's a significant new satire from one in every of Britain's sharpest writers.