by Gilbert Adair - £6.99 Faber and Faber (2005)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780571206117 | ISBN 10: 0571206115
Gideon is a lonely, horny young Englishman who arrives in Paris to take up a teaching post in the local Berlitz, and becomes increasingly fascinated by the intoxicating atmosphere of erotic banter and bragging in the school's all-male and virtually all-gay common room. The moment has surely arrived for him, too, to overcome his chronic timidity and actually do what he has only dared fantasize about. Yet Gideon has a secret - one he is prepared to share with nobody but the reader, a secret he is finally obliged to confront, with surprising results.
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