David Annand

All Together Now

Wild Abandon

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In his 2008 debut, Submarine, Joe Dunthorne managed three cracking portraits of children: the book’s narrator Oliver Tate, a fifteen-year-old uncertain whether to concentrate on improving his stamina in the bedroom or saving his parents’ marriage; Oliver’s acerbic yet fragile girlfriend, Jordana; and Chip, an adolescent so brimming with sexual bravado that even Andy Gray and Richard Keys would probably find him a little outré.

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