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About a Boy - Nick Hornby

About a Boy

By: Nick Hornby

Paperback | 26 March 2014 | Edition Number 1

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'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?

About the Author

Nick Hornby is the author of the novels A Long Way Down, How to Be Good (a New York Times bestseller), High Fidelity, and About a Boy, and of the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and editor of the short-story collection Speaking with the Angel. He is also the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award, and the Orange Word International Writers London Award 2003.
Industry Reviews
'A very entertaining and endearing read' * The Times *
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 *