Category: Gay & Lesbian / General
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publication date: 7 August 2003
Number of pages: 160
Nine months after following a friend to London Ian Proctor isn't happy: the squat is about to be evicted, he hates his part-job and feels like quitting at any moment, and his friend of over twenty-two years is embroiled in a scam that clearly hasn't worked. Nothing is secure, and his life seems to be slipping away living amongst a group of slackers in South London. More disturbing is the violence that surrounds them; a man thrown from the back of a bus, and two thugs a little too handy with their fists and paint stripper. Following a bicycle messenger through central London, Ian embarks on an adventure which promises much but which is ultimately threatened by his former associations.
What the papers say:
'House's gifts shine through... When all the elements of the novel finally start working together, Uninvited is as powerful as Richard House's bleak, beautiful debut, Bruiser' Times Literary Supplement; 'House is a master of flawed character and unexpectedly moving images' New Statesman
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.
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