Mike Gayle Seeing Other People

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Seeing Other People

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When Joe Clarke writes a feature for his newspaper on the guys called the Divorced Dads' Club, he doesn't think he'll ever see this sorry bunch of losers again. Why would he? He's happily married to Penny, his university sweetheart, and he is the father of two lovely children that they both dote upon. Joe has never strayed from his marriage vows . . . until one drunken night which leaves his life in ruins, and Penny showing him the door. He is still in love with Penny and still crazy about his kids, who can't understand why their lives have been turned upside down, but Joe knows he deserves to be cast out into the world of bedsits and baked beans. And it soon becomes clear that as far as Penny is concerned, there is no way back. Joe feels totally alone. And then he bumps into none other than Van, lead singer of West London's most famous Van Halen tribute band, and leading light of the Divorced Dads' Club. Could this motley crew of fathers, all in some way separated from their children but determined to support each other, help Joe get back together with Penny and the kids? Not if his first meeting with Penny and her new boyfriend is anything to go by . . . Funny, heart-wrenching, and totally page-turning, this book is a rollercoaster ride of emotion. By its end, Joe Clarke will be a very different person.

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Mike Gayle is a freelance journalist and a former Agony Uncle who has contributed to a variety of magazines, including Cosmopolitan, FHM, and Sunday Times Style. He is the author of nine previous novels, including The Importance of Being a Bachelor, The Stag and Hen Weekend, and Turning Forty.

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A funny and frank account of a hopeless romantic.―The Times on MY LEGENDARY GIRLFRIEND

Wise, witty and wonderful . . . a triumph!―Jenny Colgan on TURNING FORTY

Wise, witty and with endearing characters, this is a feel-good-read with lots of laughs.―Woman on WISH YOU WERE HERE

Unique, funny and full of drama . . . Genius!―Closer on THE STAG AND HEN WEEKEND

Not just readable, fresh and witty, but sophisticated in execution . . . funny but also poignant.―Independent on Sunday on TURNING THIRTY

Mike Gayle has carved a whole new niche out of the male confessional novel.―Evening Standard on WISH YOU WERE HERE

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