If ‘all the world’s a stage’, then a star should never be bored!
Once Stephen Spear’s destiny as an actor seemed so assured – but after he was throttled to death on prime time television, his prospects seemed to shrivel up and die. Yet, true talent can’t be crushed. For if all the world is truly a stage, then why shouldn’t Stephen create and become a new character whenever he felt like it? Given the ghastly turn his personal circumstances had taken, it was a sheer relief to pretend to be someone else. Of course some sticklers might call this lying, but Stephen considered it the flourishing of his creative gift.
This imprudent artistic experiment takes Stephen to some surprising places. Though he does find himself back on stage, in the spotlight, and winning prizes – just not quite as he had imagined. While along for the ride, is the most unlikely new partner in crime.
This highly original conclusion to 'The Indignities' e-book trilogy is a wicked, witty depiction of the gay Sydney lifestyle.
Praise for 'The Indignities' from influential Australian mainstream media:
‘Aitken’s writing style is detailed and nicely evocative. He writes characters extremely well, with both humour and poignancy. Aitken also knows how to deliver a satisfying ending, Overall, ‘The Indignities’ series provides a satisfying read that tickles the funny bone and the heart-strings. I enjoyed these books…and look forward to more from Aitken, who is a skilled and sensitive writer.’ (Polari Review)
About the Author
Graeme Aitken is best known for his two previous bestselling novels '50 Ways of Saying Fabulous' and 'Vanity Fierce, published by Random House Australia and by Hodder Headline in the UK. '50 Ways of Saying Fabulous' was adapted into a feature film in New Zealand and was an official selection for the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival. It also became a popular hit on the queer film festival circuit. Most recently Graeme has been writing and self-publishing his own e-books (‘The Indignities’ series and ‘Top Mark’). In addition to his work as an author, Graeme has also worked as the manager of Sydney’s specialist LGBT bookshop for the past 23 years. There are now only a handful of these shops left in the world. With all this experience, he is an Australian authority on LGBT books/writing and he edited 'The Penguin Book of Gay Australian Writing' in 2002. Graeme is also extremely knowledgeable about publishing (he has experience with all facets – mainstream, small press, and indie self-publishing) and the current state of the publishing/bookselling industry. Graeme likes to share topical information about writing, GLBT literature, books, publishing, and bookselling on social media.