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About a Boy

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 288 Seiten
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The million-copy number-one bestseller About a Boy is Nick Hornby's comic and heart-warming novel about growing up, staying young... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Klappentext The million-copy number-one bestseller About a Boy is Nick Hornby's comic and heart-warming novel about growing up, staying young, and learning what it means to be responsible. Read more at http://www.penguin.co.uk/books/about-a-boy/9780241950227/#yIoDaZvRp0jjFZi5.99

Autorentext
Nick Hornby is the author of six bestselling novels (High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down, Juliet, Naked and Funny Girl), as well as a novel for young adults, Slam, and four works of acclaimed non-fiction: Fever Pitch, 31 Songs, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree and Stuff I've Been Reading. He has written the screenplays for the films Fever Pitch, Wild, Brooklyn and An Education, which was nominated for an Oscar. He lives in Highbury, north London.

Zusammenfassung

About a Boy is Nick Hornby's comic and heart-warming million-copy bestseller

'How cool was Will Freeman?'

Too cool! At thirty-six, he's as hip as a teenager. He's single, child-free, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear. He's also found a great way to score with women: attend single parents' groups full of available (and grateful) mothers, all hoping to meet a Nice Guy.

Which is how Will meets Marcus, the oldest twelve-year-old on the planet. Marcus is a bit strange: he listens to Joni Mitchell and Mozart, looks after his mum and has never owned a pair of trainers. But Marcus latches on to Will - and won't let go. Can Will teach Marcus how to grow up cool? And can Marcus help Will just to grow up?

This astonishing novel, now a modern classic, was adapted for the acclaimed 2002 film About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult. Fans of One Day by David Nicholls and Any Human Heart by William Boyd will devour this book, as will lovers of fiction everywhere.

'A stunner of a novel. Utterly read-in-one-day, forget-where-you-are-on-the-tube-gripping' Marie Claire

'About the awful, hilarious, embarrassing places where children and adults meet, and Hornby has captured it with delightful precision' Irish Times

'It takes a writer with real talent to make this work, and Hornby has it - in buckets' Literary Review

Produktinformationen

Titel: About a Boy
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EAN: 9780241969878
ISBN: 978-0-241-96987-8
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Penguin Books
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 288
Gewicht: 160g
Größe: H179mm x B108mm x T18mm
Jahr: 2014