Monday, 10 December 2012

A Novel Dark Funny Romance by Jasper Joffe

“Hilarious reading ... it's hard not to like him”. --

Meet Nathaniel Water. You’ll either love him or hate him, and he’s not too sure what he thinks of himself. A young artist with a complicated love life, a character you certainly won’t forget once you’ve got to know him. Try to figure out what makes him tick.

While his career is taking off, his love life descends into an ever-deepening mess. First he proposes marriage to his beautiful Slovak girlfriend, Jelena, with whom he fights constantly. But they split up almost as soon as they’re engaged. He then meets Harriet, Jelena's opposite, and marries her instead. But that’s not the end of it. Both women become pregnant at different stages, he leaves each of them at least once, and deserts both when they most need him. This wryly comic novel reveals the dangers of celebrity, and some complicated problems you'll enjoy seeing Nathaniel Water try to work out.

From the reviews of the first edition:

'A page turner.’ -- Matthew Collings

'A sort of absurdist, amoral fable ... There is something exquisitely tragic about Water's life, a repetitive parade of posh restaurants, press views and disinterested flings. Ultimately, he's a tad boring - not something you could say about the novel he stars in.'
Richard Godwin, Literary Review

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