Twenty Something

Twenty Something

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At only twenty-five, Jack Lancaster is far too young to be having a mid-life crisis, but he's going to have a pretty good shot at it anyway. On the surface, his is an idyllic situation: highly-paid job in the city, subsidised flat in West London, beautiful girlfriend. But when he dumps Lucy and she sleeps with his best friend, Rick, by way of revenge, Jack's life begins to fall apart. His inept attempts to woo his attractive new colleague, Layla, become increasingly frustrated. His hairline is retreating faster than a brigade of Italian war heroes. His search for a sense of 'purpose' in life remains unfulfilled. Deciding that life is too short to continue putting numbers into Excel boxes, Jack succeeds in getting sacked from work and embarks on a bumbling journey of self-discovery, taking in the House of Commons, the Inca Trail and a small prep school in Berkshire. This is a novel for disillusioned twentysomethings more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 22mm | 158.76g
  • Duckworth Overlook
  • Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0715636561
  • 9780715636565
  • 825,075

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"'Excellent... a very entertaining romp' - Evening Standard 'There is something undeniably compulsive about the book... an impressive and amusing debut' - City AM 'An enjoyable read... Bridget Jones for young men, or Adrian Mole for the Naughty Noughties' - New Statesman 'Funny, rude and entertaining... will strike a chord with anyone who is, was, or will be a twentysomething' Danny Wallace 'Wonderful... Hollingshead writes with the cynicism of many clever young men, but the passion of very few' Matthew Parris"show more

About Iain Hollingshead

Iain Hollingshead is 25 years old. He has a weekly column in the Guardian and writes features for the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times. He lives in more

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