“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.
About Henry SuttonSee more books from this Author
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.Jul 01 2006 | Read Full Review of Thong Nation