A biting black comedy that centres on three hopeless expat teachers who have all ended up in an ESL classroom for the wrong reasons.
Every year thousands of people travel to faraway lands to teach English as a foreign language. The fools.
One such expat is Paul Taylor, a heartbroken Aussie looking for a fresh start in a South Korean classroom. The lack of training isn't much of a help, but it's the baffling natives and unhinged flatmates that really start to convince him he's crash-landed in another galaxy.
Packed with over the top characters, English Toss is a demented sitcom of a novel that revels in the extremes of expat living.
*** R-rated for politically incorrect humour and disturbing themes ***
"The author has an excellent ear for dialogue and some of his set-pieces are laugh out loud funny... Dave Franklin probably won't be the last author to offer his take on Korean life - he might just be the most caustic and honest, though." - Groove Korea magazine
"Startlingly different." - Australian Crime Fiction website
"...the writing has pace, and is hilarious in places. An expose on Korean culture on and ESL teaching this book is not. But as a simple black comedy, English Toss is worth reading." - The Korea Herald
Word length: 107,000.
About The Author
Dave Franklin has written six novels, none of which should be read to small children at bedtime. In fact, his caustic, profanity-filled prose, which often centres on dysfunctional loners, should be approached with caution. Here's a handy guide to his full-length work:
DARK COMEDY - Looking For Sarah Jane Smith, Manic Streets of Perth & English Toss on Planet Andong. A bargain-priced anthology of these three titles - Evil Arse Soup - is also available.
HORROR / SUPERNATURAL / DARK FANTASY - Straitjacket Blues 1-3 & The Goodreads Killer: The Trilogy. A bargain-priced anthology of these three titles - Begin The Madness - is also available.
URBAN / CRIME / PSYCHOLOGICAL - To Dare A Future & Girls Like Funny Boys. A bargain-priced anthology of these titles - Blundering Blokes - is also available.
EROTICA / HUMOROUS - Bawdy Blokes: Three Porno Funnies.
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