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The Third Wheel
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The Third Wheel (Paperback)

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English teacher Dexter feels like he's being taunted by the universe. Everywhere he turns he's accosted by wedding invitations, housewarming parties and tables for two. Every last one of his friends is settling down with their other halves, while Dexter spends his evenings marking schoolbooks with his ginger cat for company. The thing is, he doesn't even mind being single; he just wishes his friends were too.



After another wedding ends in a drunken disaster, Dexter is musing on the situation and wondering what he's going to screw up next, when he gets the shocking reminder that he's not the centre of the universe. An alien spaceship has landed on the continent and when first contact is made, it's anything but friendly.



Humanity's numbers dwindle immediately, and the survivors are left to do exactly that - survive. Dexter gathers his friends and they all set off on a mission across the country, each with the goal of preserving their own lives in this new world. But these aliens are two-headed, tenacious and have technology beyond anything seen on Earth, so saving the day looks more and more unlikely as they track down Dexter's motley crew. In the end, perhaps it is the one thing Dexter dislikes most that will help him survive, if he can just stop thinking about himself for one minute.



Written to subvert any story that insists on including a romance subplot, as well as any science fiction story where untrained amateurs inexplicably have the right skills to save the day, The Third Wheel shines a light on those who are just trying to make it through to tomorrow in the face of overwhelming odds.

Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryScience FictionHumour Publisher: Unbound Publication Date: 17/01/2019 ISBN-13: 9781912618583  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Michael was born in the 80s (against his will) and has used fiction as a means to escape responsibility ever since. After getting a degree in Creative Writing, he accidentally stumbled into retail whereupon he fell up the career ladder a few times through no fault of his own. He's also a blogger and occasional journalist. His first novel, The Atomic Blood-stained Bus, was published in 2014 and, shockingly, did not lead to instant fame and fortune. So he's trying again. He'd like to be known as a witty raconteur, but he's a realist and knows that he's actually seen as just a bit of a geek. He has the terrifying ability to sing sharp and flat at the same time, which is why he prefers to limit his creative output to the page. Michael is hoping the charming pledgers of Unbound will enjoy his ludicrous tale of cluelessness in the face of a foreboding reality; something we can all relate to.

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