Following his humiliating expulsion from one of England's most prestigious public schools and the death of his elder brother from a drug overdose, Sam applies for a job as a telephonist in a theatrical agency. This humble beginning leads to Hollywood, movie stars, and the glittering Oscar ceremony. Yet however hard he tries to forget his past, he is haunted by his teenage years and the struggle with his privileged but lonely upbringing. Featuring characters as diverse as a theatrical knight to a mafia-style uncle, Sam's story is a haunting yet hilarious depiction of a rites of passage tale set against the backdrop of Tinsel Town's calculating society.
Used availability for Simon Astaire's And You Are...?
September 2009 : UK Paperback