Separated from his family, Barney reunites his childhood friends for a final game of dare. At stake, the little green man, a statuette supposedly worth #250,000. As the game goes on, the friends turn on one another and exposed weaknesses and childhood traumas are ruthlessly exploited.
A funny, touching, sometimes alarming account of male friendship and the rivalries that drive men apart. Separated from his wife, Barney reunites his childhood friends for a game of dare - at stake, a jade statuette worth [pound]750,000 according to Barney. As the game goes on, weaknesses are exposed and childhood traumas relived. Suspenseful, gripping and intelligently crafted, Little Green Man explores the darker side of men and their relationships. 'Sensitive not sentimental...real humour, horror, tension and tenderness' Mirror
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Simon Armitage was born in west Yorkshire in 1963, and is regarded as one of the leading poets of his generation. After university he worked as a probation officer in Manchester; he also presented Radio 4's poetry series Stanza for five years. His first prose book All Points North was published by Viking in 1998. He lives near Huddersfield.
Little Green Man by Simon Armitage
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