Gideon is a lonely, horny young Englishman who arrives in Paris to take up a teaching post in the local Berlitz, and becomes increasingly fascinated by the intoxicating atmosphere of erotic banter and bragging in the school's all-male and virtually all-gay common room.
The moment has surely arrived for him, too, to overcome his own chronic timidity and actually do what he has only ever dared fantasize about.
Yet Gideon has a secret - one he is prepared to share with nobody but the reader, a secret he is finally obliged to confront, with surprising results.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 03/03/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571206117