Hello Darling, Are You Working? by Rupert Everett

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Stripped of all his assets after the stock market crash of 1987, Parisian soap star Rhys Waveral begins a twentieth-century rake's progress from Paris nightclubs to English country homes to depraved costume balls in Tangiers. A first novel. 25,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
 

About Rupert Everett

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Rupert Everett has been acting for more than fifteen years, appearing on the London stage and in numerous films. He has received critical acclaim for his performances in the movies "My Best Friend's Wedding," "The Madness of King George," "The Comfort of Strangers," "Dance With a Stranger," and "Another Country.
 
Published February 14, 1992 by Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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As Dim takes off for Paris to have it out with his wayward son, and Rhys's friend Peach Delight takes it on herself to dazzle him with Ecstasy and dÇcolletage, Rhys plunges into a furious carnival of grotesques--from Sir Maurice Goodbuns to Little Beige Riding Hood--all coming together (so to spe...

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The author, himself an English actor, writes like a cross between Joe Keenan (to whose Blue Heaven the book bears more than a superficial likeness) and Gerald Durrell, depicting the British upper class and Parisian gay subculture with equal verve.

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A profligate actor and male hustler flits from upper-class London to Paris and Tangier in Everett's wickedly funny debut.

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Entertainment Weekly

As measured by Waveral's less-than-explosive epiphany — ''while he did not even know who he himself was in this cheap story he had written, he knew that he too was lost'' — the adventures of the rich and jaded can be as irrelevant as anyone else's.

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That reaction was easy to predict (though it didn't prevent the book's becoming a bestseller): "Hello Darling" would have had to be absolutely first-rate for the stuffy TLS to overlook the fact that the story concerns a homosexual actor-cum-prostitute who rather enjoys his work .

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