His latest novel is as funny as it is credible: Joe Dunthorne's "The Adulterants" follows tech journalist Ray Morris as he navigates an extended adolescence in north-east London, despite being in his 30s. Set against the backdrop of the 2011 riots, the book deals with the UK housing crisis, privilege and political correctness and asks whether using humour as a defence mechanism is really an effective strategy.

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