English Toss on Planet Andong (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
364
Utgivningsdatum
2014-03-30
Förlag
Baby Ice Dog Press
Illustrationer
Black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
216 x 140 x 21 mm
Vikt
463 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
401:B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Matte Lam
ISBN
9781393835899
English Toss on Planet Andong (häftad)

English Toss on Planet Andong

Häftad Engelska, 2014-03-30
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A biting black comedy that centres on three hopeless expat teachers.

Every year thousands of people travel to faraway lands to teach English as a foreign language. The fools.
One such expat is Paul Taylor, a heartbroken Aussie looking for a fresh start in a South Korean classroom. The lack of training isn't much of a help, but it's the baffling natives and unhinged flatmates that really start to convince him he's crash-landed in another galaxy...

Packed with over the top characters, English Toss is a demented sitcom of a novel that revels in the extremes of expat dislocation.

"The author has an excellent ear for dialogue and some of his set-pieces are laugh out loud funny... Dave Franklin probably won't be the last author to offer his take on Korean life ? he might just be the most caustic and honest, though." ? Groove Korea magazine

"Startlingly different." ? Australian Crime Fiction website

"...the writing has pace, and is hilarious in places. An expose on Korean culture on and ESL teaching this book is not. But as a simple black comedy, English Toss is worth reading." ? The Korea Herald

 
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born in wales, dave franklin published his first story atsixteen in a national fishing magazine. he immigrated to australia and made his living as a reporter, earning the distinction of being sacked twice by a perth-based newspaper group. he then spent nearly three years teaching english in korea, during which the mortality rate of the children under his care remained at an impressive zero. he now teaches esl to adults in brisbane, helping (among others) thai lady boys get to grips with their past participles.



the major theme of dave's small, character-driven stories is alienation, the symptoms of which include male immaturity, misogyny, dysfunction, xenophobia, religion, violenceand a childish glee in winding up the politically correct. his books lack car chases and explosions; instead he prefers outlandish, twisted sex scenes that focus on exasperated loners full of doubt.



readers who like his work tend to see its black comedy (and disdain for his own characters) whereas his harshest critics take everything at face value. indeed, some observers would suggest the highlight of his writing career, which has produced ten novels, remains being published in a fishing magazine.



contact him on babyicedog_dave@hotmail.comhere's a handy guide to his full-length work:



DARK COMEDY

1. Looking For Sarah Jane Smith

2. Manic Streets of Perth

3. English Toss on Planet Andong

4. Evil Arse Soup: Three Ultra-Dark Comedies (Anthology of the above)

5. The Muslim Zombies



HORROR

1. Straitjacket Blues: Stories of Unease

2. The Goodreads Killer

3. Begin The Madness: The Straitjacket Blues Trilogy (Anthology of the above)

4. Nice Man Jack: A Jack The Ripper Novella



PSYCHOLOGICAL / CRIME

1. Girls Like Funny Boys

2. To Dare A Future

3. Blundering Blokes (Anthology of the above that includesSarah Jane Smith)

4. Riders on the Storm and Other Killer Songs

5. Saving a Child from God

6. A Promise of Pain (Anthology of the above novels plus two novellas and a short story)



EROTICA

1. Bawdy Blokes: Three Porno Funnies

2. Welcome to Wales, Girls: A Violent Odyssey of Pornographic Filth