By John Niven
Kennedy’s urge for food for hassle is insatiable, but if he discovers that he owes 1.4 million funds in again taxes, it sort of feels his outrageous, hedonistic way of life is probably not as sustainable as he inspiration. pressured to simply accept a instructing place at sleepy Deeping collage, the place his ex-wife and teenaged daughter now live, Kennedy returns to England with a paper path of tabloid headlines and scorned starlets sizzling on his bespoke heels. even if, as he acclimatizes to the old fashioned campus Kennedy is pressured to think again his laddish way of life. superb because it could appear, there may perhaps really be a father and a instructor lurking within this ‘preening, narcissistic, priapic sociopath’.
STRAIGHT WHITE MALE is a wildly humorous and whip shrewdpermanent story of Kennedy’s transatlantic misadventures. It’s an uninhibited and heartfelt examine the mid-life quandary of a lovely rogue.
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I’m going to get Angela to seem into flights and inns and whatnot on Monday. ’ ‘Angela? I . . . she’s your educational assistant, Kennedy. She’s now not a few Hollywood dogsbody who’s going to be picking out up your dry-cleaning, buying your Christmas presents and reserving your bloody commute. ’ ‘I’m certain we will be able to come to an association. What can she earn besides? ’ ‘Jesus. ’ ‘I’m kidding. I’m completely in a position to reserving a fucking flight, you recognize. ’ Millie snorted. ‘Oh yeah – the fellow who inspiration water was once loose. Who proposal the govt. simply despatched you a tax disc for the auto as a part of paying your source of revenue tax. Who –’ ‘OK, okay. besides, come on and fill me in now. who're the great men? on the collage, I suggest. ’ ‘I imagine, given the way of your arrival, you’ll be suffering to discover any lovers. ’ ‘It wasn’t my fault! ’ ‘It by no means is, Kennedy. you recognize, after we have been jointly, going out with you for the evening, I’d begin protecting my breath whilst i used to be within the bathe. Doing my makeup. the complete night, consistently spent expecting the opposite shoe to drop. ’ ‘Come on – you really liked it. It’s why you’ve by no means remarried. ’ She laughed. ‘Your narcissism is really bottomless, isn’t it? the explanation I by no means remarried is simply because I’m dependable approximately who I enable into my daughter’s lifestyles. You, however, you’d fuck dust. ’ ‘You be aware of, you’re nonetheless a very handsome lady Millie. notwithstanding basically sexually pissed off. ’ ‘And you –’ she sucked on her rind of lemon, conversing pleasantly, taking her time – ‘are a philandering, self-regarding fantasist with anger-management concerns who has sincerely spent so much of his grownup lifestyles being affected by a deeply denied feel of gay panic. ’ ‘Sure and I’m first-class on constitution though,’ Kennedy acknowledged, completing the whisky, collecting the glasses. ‘Here, I’ll get a few menus. You fancy one other? ’ ‘I’m riding. ’ ‘Fuck off, you’re within the kingdom. ’ He stood up, catching sight of the small television via an archway, within the living room, and noticing they'd the rugby on. seemed like Wales v England. Nasty-looking scrum at the Welsh line. Come on, you Taffs, get these colonial bastards out – ‘Mum? ’ He heard Robin’s voice at the back of him. ‘After lunch, am i able to move over to Clarissa’s? ’ Kennedy grew to become. Robin stated, ‘Clarissa, this is often my dad,’ ‘Hi, Clarissa. ’ He prolonged his hand. ‘Hi! Wow, I’m, like, particularly excited to satisfy you. ’ ‘You suggest you're excited to satisfy me or it’s like you’re excited to fulfill me? ’ ‘Dad,’ Robin acknowledged. ‘My good friend Donnie,’ this Clarissa went on, shaking his hand childishly, rarely maintaining it, ‘has actually learn your whole books. ’ ‘As against metaphorically learn them? ’ the woman regarded burdened. Robin sighed. ‘I mean,’ Kennedy went on, ‘did he –’ ‘Oh, do close up, Kennedy,’ Millie acknowledged, then, to Robin, ‘Sure. ’ His parenting performed, Kennedy became again to the television. No, no, you eejits, don’t enable the fecker get down the road there. in the back of him he heard, ‘Oh, hello, Dennis. Karen. ’ Punt it up. simply fucking punt it – ‘Kennedy? ’ That’s it, come on now, don’t – ‘Kennedy! ’ He became. ‘What?