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Joe Dunthorne on The Adulterants

Hosted by the Consul of the Paris Social Writing Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 07 Feb 19:00 - 20:00

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Joe Dunthorne on The Adulterants

Join us for an evening with Joe Dunthorne, to read from and discuss his “blisteringly funny” (Paul Murray) novel The Adulterants.

In association with Éditions Gallimard who, this February, will publish Les désaccordés, the French edition The Adulterants.

Ray is not a bad guy. He mostly did not cheat on his heavily pregnant wife. He only sometimes despises every one of his friends. And though his career as a freelance tech journalist is dismal and he spends his afternoons churning out third-rate listicles in his boxer briefs, he dreams of making a difference. But Ray is about to learn that his special talent is for making things worse.

Brace yourself for a wickedly funny look at the modern everyman. The Adulterants is an uproarious tale of competitively sensitive men and catastrophic open marriages, riots on the streets of London and Internet righteousness, and one man's valiant quest to come of age in his thirties. With lacerating wit and wry affection, Joe Dunthorne dissects the urban millennial psyche of a man too old to be an actual millennial.

Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. He is the author of Submarine, which has been translated into fifteen languages and made into an acclaimed film directed by Richard Ayoade, and Wild Abandon, which won the Protected content Award. A collection of his poetry is published as Faber New Poets 5. He lives in London and The Adulterants is his third novel.

Most events take place upstairs in the library Protected content , on the ground level Protected content , or outside in front of the bookshop (weather permitting). During the events, the sound from the readings and discussions is projected around the entire store. We recommend you arrive Protected content early to try and get a seat as there is limited space. All events are free and open to all.