As a teacher at the Fawlty Towers of London language colleges, Sebastian Pink is accustomed to confusion caused by the complexities of the English language.
Married to Sarah, a career woman who has long been a total workaholic but is now desperate for a baby, Sebastian feels ambivalent about becoming a parent. Sarah has effectively been absent from his life for so long that they've grown apart and these days his social life has come to revolve around his work; walking his dog, Claude; and his obsessive daily completion of the cryptic crossword.
When an alluring Czech student called Eva becomes one of Sebastian's students - and inadvertently provides him with the last solution in his morning crossword - he finds himself drawn into a sordid suburban tangle based mainly on his own misinterpretations and feverish imagination.
Happy Eva After is a seriously funny comedy about a bloke, his wife, his dog, an alluring young woman with a mysterious past, and the nuances of the English language.
Chris Harrisonis a journalist, editor and award-winning author. He has contributed to a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Guardian, The Courier Mail, Sports Illustrated and mamamia.com.au. His bestselling travel memoir, Head Over Heel, has been translated into four languages and won a 2008 Victorian Premier's Literary Award. After a decade overseas he recently returned to Sydney, where he works for News Limited. He has his pilot's licence, Sicilian connections and chronically itchy feet.
Happy Eva After
Allen and Unwin
Author: Chris Harrison