By Mark Barrowcliffe
(St. Martin's Griffin, Hardcover, 9780312261665, 384pp.)
Publication Date: February 2001
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From age ten, Harry has had just one ambition—to find the one girl for him. Forty-three women and twenty-odd years later, he is still looking. He doesn’t ask for much: just a beautiful intellectual who doesn’t mind his constant infidelity.
Harry’s roommate Gerrard did once find True Love—but he didn’t realize it until the day she left him. Only two women have met his exacting criteria, and he’s not hopeful that he’ll find another. Even if he does, he’s not sure he can trust her not to grow old eventually.
And then Harry and Gerrard meet Alice.
Alice is the perfect woman. She’s the only woman in the world Harry and Gerrard can agree on. Unfortunately, she seems to like both of them, and neither will stop at anything to win her for good.
Mark Barrowcliffe is a freelance editor and writer. He lives in London and Paris and has finished a new novel, Infidelity for First-Time Fathers, also available from St. Martin’s Press.
“So funny, so nasty and so over-the-top that it could have been penned by the late Terry Southern.” –The Wall Street Journal
“Zany, alive and always true to itself.” – TheWall Street Journal
“[A] wickedly funny debut novel.” –New York Post
“Darkly amusing” –The New York Times
“Barrowcliffe can be funny, and oftentimes insightful and smart . . . he is almost brilliant.” –Chicago Tribune
“A natural chronicler of the love-lorn male” –The Times (London)
“Delightfully zany . . .Barrowcliffe’s writing (especially his snappy dialogue) is sidesplitting.” –Redbook