Take One Young Man

Front Cover
Random House, Aug 31, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
0 Reviews

Sam Glass wants to go far. But not up the career ladder. Sam wants to go to Antarctica.

Sam is a slave to his pager. A drone in the advertising industry, he spends his days being insulted by bosses, ad agency creatives and clients alike, and his evenings drinking with friends. At twenty-five, he's stuck in a rut of post-university, first-job existence. And he hates it. When he notices an advert for a research job in Antarctica, Sam is galvanised into action: this magical land of snow, ice and utter serenity represents the ultimate escape. While he and his best friend, Henry, endure the gruelling selection procedure, he embarks on both the destruction of his ordered, career-orientated, tidy life, and a string of well-organised, casual affairs. What Sam doesn't bargain for, however, is falling in love.

Lively, funny and incredibly perceptive, Take One Young Man is a profoundly intelligent and moving novel.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

Vivien Kelly was born in York in 1973. She read Modern languages at Magdalen College, Oxford then moved to London after she graduated in 1995. Take One Young Man is her first novel. She lives in London.

Bibliographic information