'Do you know your desert island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups?'
Rob does. He keeps a list, in fact. But Laura isn't on it – even though she's just become his latest ex. He's got his life back, you see. He can do what he wants when he wants: like listen to whatever music he likes, look up the girls that are on his list, and generally behave as if Laura never mattered. But Rob finds he can't move on. He's stuck in a really deep grove – and it's called Laura. Soon, he's asking himself some big questions: about love, about life – and about why we choose to share ours with the people we do.
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.
'Leaves you believing not only in the redemptive power of music but above all the redemptive power of love.' Independent
'A triumphant first novel. True to life and moving.' Financial Times
'Extremely cleverly observed.' Mail on Sunday
'Funny and compulsive.' GQ
Series: Penguin Essentials
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th March 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0 x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1