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  • (Out of Stock) The Thing Is

(Out of Stock) The Thing Is

Andrew Carter

English , 2019/01 Proverse Hong Kong

Tags: Memoirs

216 x 140 mm , 284pp ISBN / ISSN : 978-988-8491-40-7

  • US$22.00

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THE THING IS, is a collection of charming and hilarious tales about all that went on before the author settled down with a wife and child. From a childhood where he cheated in chess tournaments and tough kids stole his SNES games, he grows into an adolescence characterised by attempts at punk rock stardom and an overwhelming desire to look cool in front of girls. Wanderlust takes him across the globe where there’s a spot of bother in Bolivia, Australia in a battered van, a police chase in the Greek mountains and a stint as a minor celebrity in Hong Kong. There are late nights and fistfights, Sunday league struggles, call centre hell, a campus love story and a whole lot more. Like a perfect conversation with your pals in the pub, you’ll feel fuzzy with nostalgia, wince in recognition and laugh out loud.

ANDREW CARTER is a man in his thirties with a wife and child, greying hair and a tendency to go to bed before 10pm. He was born in Leeds in 1986 and grew up in the city. After graduating from Lancaster University in 2009, he spent three years in Hong Kong where he taught English and wrote his first novel, Bright Lights and White Nights, which was released in 2015 to critical acclaim. Andrew has since moved back to Leeds where he works as a probation officer and occasionally writes for local magazines. In his free time, he plays tennis and 6-aside football and enjoys hiking in the Yorkshire dales. He lives with his wife, Louise, and son, Joshua.

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