The indignities by Graeme Aitken
The indignities – a witty, sexy satire on contemporary gay Sydney life.
In Vanity Fierce [Random House], Stephen Spear went to extreme lengths to snare his man. In this comic sequel, Stephen ingeniously bypasses his landmark 30th birthday, only to have the cosy life he took for granted unravel completely. Abandoned by friends and lovers, he finds distraction in online dating websites and real-life impersonations. But has Stephen met his match in Damon, the wicked witch of the inner west, whose conniving tricks threaten to eclipse Stephen’s own antics? Life for Stephen beyond his twenties just seems fraught with heartaches, deception, and humiliation.
Paperback, 310pp. 2010
Graeme Aitken is the author of two novels 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (1995) and Vanity Fierce (1998). He is also the editor of The Penguin Book of Gay Australian Writing (2002).
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous was also published in the United Kingdom (1996) and USA (2006), and has been translated into German, French and Italian.
It was adapted into a feature film in New Zealand by writer/director Stewart Main and was selected for the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, where it had its international premiere.
Graeme Aitken has worked as the buyer/manager of an independent Sydney bookshop for more than 20 years. He has also been the book reviewer for DNA Magazine (Australia’s monthly gay lifestyle magazine) for more than ten years.
Where to buy this book
Readers: ask your bookshop to order a print copy for you, or contact Bulldog Books for mail order retail
The indignities has just been independently issued as an eBook – Time to upsize