Both these authors have new novels out: The Marriage Plot and A Sense of an Ending, respectively.
Even though Eugenides is American and Barnes is English, both stories use the old fashioned love triangle to explore the damage individuals wreak on others, even (especially!) the people they love.
Most crucially though both novels feature scenes where a main male character wanks off into a sink.
Annoying people like to say things like “Britain and America are two countries separated by a common language.” That may well be, but we’re certainly united in spunk.
ps. Is this something I need to be concerned about? Should I just assume every sink I use is a cum dumpster? Of course, I’m not talking about Starbucks bathrooms here, which we all know are covered in semen. I’m referring to sinks in dudes’ apartments. Does any sink work? If, say, I’m in the bathroom and you’re desperate to come, are you just going to blow your load in the kitchen sink? Does it help if the sink looks like this?