Here are nine men. Each of them is at a different stage in life, each of them is
away from home, and each of them is striving - in the suburbs of Prague, in an
over-developed Alpine village, beside a Belgian motorway, in a crap Cypriot hote
l - to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now. Vibrating with d
etail and intelligence, pathos and surprise, All That Man Is is a portrait of co
ntemporary manhood, contemporary Europe and contemporary life from a British wri
ter of supreme gifts - the master of a new kind of realism.