Author(s): Haworth, Paul
Publisher: TRUE TRUE TRUE
Abstract: Book Description: Published February 2011 180 × 110 mm, 128 pages, printed offset, sewn and glued -- Alex 'Abs' Brenchley is back. The seven-foot tragedy opens the sequel to Silk Handkerchiefs with the words '2008 was the worst year of my life.' This is the story of that year. Neon and doors - I'm dead, hell, we're being pumped in by the dozen - I don't belong here! - yes you do, sex fiend - to a tight passage - bundles of us trying to get out - bottle-necked against a tunnel of lights - the triple-X, neon and doors, passages to perdition - I shuffle with the masses - nearly there - I notice...a woman - or she notices me - our eyes meet, skinny, late thirties, she is squatting in a doorway, eating a burger, she speaks: 'Do you have trouble with the ladies, sir?' Alone, Desperate and Going Nowhere sweeps our hyper-emotional hero across England, into the depths of despair and deranged behaviour, towards a mythical destination - The Lady Field - a fabled area of Hampstead Heath where it isn't just men who are cruising. Carnforth yobs, Sex and the City: The Movie, dogging fanatics, Christian Slater, Community Support Officers and the Page Street Gang - these are just some of the forces Alex is up against as he seeks to find the manhood, absolution and purpose in life that will empower him to win the love of Trevoreesia, his Absqueen.