For six hectic months, season to season in the High Fashion calendar, twenty-something male model Alex hurtles between London, Paris and Milan, absorbed in the ruthless world of the catwalk.
His long-term girlfriend, Nathalie, is desperate to rekindle their love; his oldest friend, Hugo, though regarding Alex's so-called career as frivolous, continues to urge fidelity; while his father, reduced to a voice on an answer machine, nevertheless persists in seeking his estranged son's approval.
As his stock as a model soars, Alex is increasingly drawn into a world of predatory sex, drug-induced infatuation and a growing bewilderment with the alluring, seductive shallowness of all he sees around him.
The centre cannot hold...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 188 pages
- Publisher: Quartet Books
- Publication Date: 16/07/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780704371590