Two Shanes is Lee Tulloch’s best and funniest novel. A brilliantly plotted romantic comedy that readers won’t be able to put down, it tells the story of two Australians living in New York, a surfer named Shane Dekker, and Cheyne Burdekin, an aspiring actor. The lives of these strangers overlap in hilariously unpredictable ways, especially after Shane meets the dark-haired Finley Rule in a surf shop, and Cheyne’s old flame Avalon jets in from Brisbane.
‘A sharp-eyed social satirist…Tulloch has always shared Armistead Maupin’s skill for writing quirky characters…Tulloch has an infallible bullshit detector’
‘There is plenty of hyperbole, satire and good old sarcasm in Two Shanes. Tulloch has a lot of fun sticking her tongue out at vacuous soapie stars…Just as she deconstructed the lofty world of fashion in Fabulous Nobodies, Tulloch also takes swipes at the superficiality of the acting industry and the art of cool-surfing … She is merciless in her treatment of the so-hip-it-hurts New York culture of branding and posturing.’
‘Genuinely funny…a good hearted romp.’
‘Like the best fashion writers, Tulloch has always approached the glamour world from a socio-cultural perspective, gently pinning back fashion’s butterfly wings and skewering it with humour.’
‘An entertaining comedy of errors…Another page-turner with style from the author of Fabulous Nobodies.’