Charles Harwood is an out-of-work actor, but fill-in jobs aren't for him. He doesn't want to drive a cab, deal dope, or add "another string to his bow" - he's a purist. And without any acting to do, the main event of his day is an audition for an ice-cream commercial. But first he's got to get there... It means escaping the bed of a regrettable liaison and dodging death-by-juggernaut and trial by Job Center. And that's just the morning. But the evening starts to pick up when a chance encounter leads to a big night out - complete with paparazzi, cocaine, and sex. This is Charlie's world, and that of many other actors: a hand-to-mouth life spent in a state of controlled desperation.
Used availability for Alan Ford's Thin Ice
February 2006 : UK Hardback
October 2006 : UK Paperback