Uninvited by Richard House

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Ian Proctor intends to be somewhere else in four months' time. He dreams of exotic destinations, an end to his financial worries, and some company. Nine months after following his friend Gordon to London, Ian is anxious to change his life again. They're about to be evicted from their squat, he's on the verge of losing his part-time job, and Gordon, an erstwhile rent-collector, is embroiled in a scam that clearly hasn't worked. On top of this, there is the violence around and about them: a man thrown from the back of a double-decker bus, and two thugs a little too handy with their fists and paint-stripper.In Uninvited, Richard House once again demonstrates his ability to chronicle the sense of loss and yearning in everyday lives.

Born in Cyprus, Richard House is a performance artist, lecturer and writer living in Nottingham, England. His first novel,

Bruiser

, was shortlisted for the Ferro Lumley Award.

 

About Richard House

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Born in Cyprus, Richard House is an artist and writer. His first novel, Bruiser, was short-listed for the Ferro Grumley Gay Fiction Award in the USA. He currently lives in Nottingham where he teaches Contemporary Arts at the Nottingham Trent School of Art.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Serpent's Tail.
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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House weaves elements of a criminal thriller into his story of a gay man's search for identity in this follow-up to Bruiser, which gets off to a rousing start when protagonist Ian Proctor gets evicted from the London flat he shares with his erstwhile friends Malcolm and Gordon.

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Amina feels herself being subtly molded into the kind of spouse—pragmatic and low-maintenance—that George would like her to be: "In a way," she thinks, "George had created her American self, and so it made sense that it was the only one he would see."

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USA Today

(But this prank becomes a brilliant ploy in Jones' hands.)The novel chugs along rather aimlessly, hinting annoyingly at secrets of some sort (resist the temptation to throw the book aside!), until the "uninvited guests" arrive — at which point, grab your bowler, you're in for a hell of a ride.T...

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Library Journal

Another is that I didn’t get to review this book until after the summer of 2012, because it’s a superb, tween-friendly summer read with young love, treasure, rivals, teamwork, and Ireland.

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