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The Extra Man: An Extract

Posted 9th Aug 2018

‘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.

Jonathan Ames’s hilarious The Extra Man, the uproarious companion book to the much-loved Wake Up, Sir!  is out now!

Click here to read the first chapter >

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