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About a Boy : A Novel - 98 edition

About a Boy : A Novel (ISBN10: 1573229571; ISBN13: 9781573229579)
ISBN13: 978-1573229579
ISBN10: 1573229571

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1573220873, 978-1573227339
ISBN10: 1573220876, 1573227331

Summary: When British writer Nick Hornby's first novel, High Fidelity, was published in America in 1995, it charmed critics and readers alike. Everyone fell for the humorous and hip tale of a group of London slackers looking for love, good times, and good tunes. Entertainment Weekly named the novel one of the year's top ten books, and GQ called it "...as funny, compulsive, and contemporary a first novel as you could wish for." The book climbed bestseller lists from ...show morecoast to coast, and the film rights were snapped up by the director of Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Now, Nick Hornby's second novel, About a Boy is a major motion picture from Universal Studios. Meet 36-year-old Will Freeman, a superficial fellow who hasn't had to work a day in his life, thanks to royalties garnered from a popular Christmas ditty his father wrote. He's perfectly happy living alone in his fashionable, Lego-free flat, with its expensive stereo equipment, hardwood floors, and cream-colored rug that nobody has ever thrown up on. But Will's life takes an unexpected turn when, in a pathetic attempt to expand his potential dating pool into the realm of single mothers, he poses as a single dad.

Though Will's subterfuge fails to land him a woman, it does thrust him into an ersatz father/son relationship with Marcus, a 12-year-old loner whose life is in a tailspin after his mother's suicide attempt. Constantly picked on by bullies at school, Marcus's only consolation comes from the music of Nirvana, until he meets Will. Determined to forge a friendship with the very hip Will, the boy refuses to leave him alone. Imagine Will's surprise when he finds himself bonding with Marcus, who is more of a handful than anyone could bargain for.

Like High Fidelity, here is a hilarious and heartwarming story about the modern man. Funny, fast-paced, and compulsively readable, About a Boy confirms Nick Hornby's status as America's favorite import. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 04/30/2002
International: No

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