‘Eccentric, humorous and original’ – The Times
‘Not since Harold and Maude has there been such a loveable odd couple’ – Jeffrey Eugenides
‘A miracle’ – Booklist (starred review)
Meet Louis Ives: well groomed, romantic and as captivating as an F. Scott Fitzgerald hero. Only this hero has a penchant for ladies’ clothes and he’s just lost his teaching job after an unfortunate incident involving a colleague’s brassiere.
Meet Henry Harrison: former actor, brilliant but failed playwright, and a well-seasoned escort for New York City’s women of means. What can this ageless Don Quixote of the Upper East Side have to offer a young gentleman such as Louis? What, indeed…
The Extra Man is a story of friendship and frustration, of cocktails and cross dressing, a hilarious tale for our times from America’s most versatile wit.