Thong Nation by Henry Sutton

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“Henry Sutton has always had a knack for squeezing the national zeitgeist into tight little narratives . . . this is a work of fiction that is dirty, scathing and hilarious.”—Geoff Dyer

Zara wants to do it in the Med, Alicia wants a Brazilian to please Mikey, Sally prefers the garden hose to Brian, and Catherine can only find satisfaction on the tennis court. The novel follows one extended family’s fortunes and misfortunes over the course of a long hot summer and reports back on the state of bling Britain—not a pretty sight.


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HENRY SUTTON was born in Norfolk in 1963. After training as a journalist, he moved to London and worked for a number of national newspapers and magazines, including "Esquire," where he was the literary editor. He is currently the books editor for the "Daily Mirror," and a regular contributor to the" Independent on Sunday." He also teaches creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Henry is the author of six previous novels, including "Gorleston, Flying and Kids' Stuff," and a collection of short stories, "Thong Nation," and is the co-author of the James Henry novel, "First Frost," a prequel to RD Wingfield's DS Frost series. He has three children and lives in Norfolk with his wife, the academic Rachel Potter.
Published July 1, 2006 by Serpent's Tail. 192 pages
Genres: Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But mostly Sutton is a writer of little nuance whose attitude toward the people he invents borders on contempt—he captures these men and women at their most embarrassed and intimate, not just to expose them for the insecure, needy people they are, but to mock them for it.

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