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A Portrait of the Arsonist as a Young Man by AndrewMcGuinness

A Portrait of the Arsonist as a Young Man by AndrewMcGuinness

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When a publishing house is razed to the ground and a Ukrainian cleaner dies in the blaze, no one suspects charming young bookseller, Ben Tippet; but beneath his charismatic façade lurks a compulsive liar with an undiagnosed personality disorder.

Exposed by his need to rise above ordinariness, betrayed by his novelist lover, and about to stand trial for manslaughter, Ben starts his anarchic, darkly humorous autobiography: tales of a dysfunctional family, secrets, love and lies.

Scratch the surface of his portrait and a bolder canvas shines through; the landscape of a celebrity-obsessed world hooked on sex, fame and fortune. Is Ben a criminal or the wannabe victim of a society we’ve all created?

What people are saying about Andrew's fiction
"Sharp-eyed, poignant, convincing, finely focused, impressive dark comedy" - Alison MacLeod, The Wave Theory of Angels.

"Superb" - Phil Whitaker, Freak of Nature.

"Fluid and stylish, highly readable and enjoyable. A sustained achievement." - Flambard Press.

"Witty and intriguing" - Scott Pack, The Friday Project.

"A distinctive voice, lyrical, and very enjoyable plot" - Bookbag.

THis is an exclusive preview of this exciting new novel
When a publishing house is razed to the ground and a Ukrainian cleaner dies in the blaze, no one suspects charming young bookseller, Ben Tippet; but beneath his charismatic façade lurks a compulsive liar with an undiagnosed personality disorder.

Exposed by his need to rise above ordinariness, betrayed by his novelist lover, and about to stand trial for manslaughter, Ben starts his anarchic, darkly humorous autobiography: tales of a dysfunctional family, secrets, love and lies.

Scratch the surface of his portrait and a bolder canvas shines through; the landscape of a celebrity-obsessed world hooked on sex, fame and fortune. Is Ben a criminal or the wannabe victim of a society we’ve all created?

What people are saying about Andrew's fiction
"Sharp-eyed, poignant, convincing, finely focused, impressive dark comedy" - Alison MacLeod, The Wave Theory of Angels.

"Superb" - Phil Whitaker, Freak of Nature.

"Fluid and stylish, highly readable and enjoyable. A sustained achievement." - Flambard Press.

"Witty and intriguing" - Scott Pack, The Friday Project.

"A distinctive voice, lyrical, and very enjoyable plot" - Bookbag.

THis is an exclusive preview of this exciting new novel

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Published by: bluechrome on Feb 23, 2009
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10/28/2013

 
A Portrait of the Arsonistas a Young Man
 Andrew McGuinness
 This extract © Andrew McGuinness To purchase a copy of this book visitwww.bluechrome.co.ukOr your favourite bookseller.ISBN : 978-1-90601-50-0RRP : £10.99
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A wicked new edition of this novel is available from 21 October 2013. An excerpt is free on Amazon. At £2.99, it is well-worth the download! Red Sail Press have made it accessible on all e-reading devices. Painstakingly revised, this new edition is sharper and more fluid in style...but remains true to the essence of unforgettable main protagonist, Ben Tippet. So, feel free to check it out...!
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