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About a Boy

By Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby's cult fiction debut, the New York Times Notable High Fidelity, was a national bestseller in the United States, and a #1 bestseller in England. Hornby was greeted with standing ovations from The New Yorker (Hornby has established himself as a maestro of the male confessional) to Time (Hornby demonstrates his enviable talent for lucid, laconic writing) to The New York Times Book Review (Hornby captures the loneliness and childishness of adult life with such precision and wit that you'll find yourself nodding and smiling) to GQ (funny, compulsive, and contemporary). About a Boy stars a guy called Will, who doesn't really want any children. He wonders why it bothers people that he lives so happily alone in his fashionable, Lego-free flat, with massive speakers, and an expensive cream-colored rug that no kid has ever thrown up on. Then Will meets Angie. He has never been out with a mom before. And it has to be said that Angie's long blond hair and big blue eyes, are not irrelevant to his sudden

reassessment of his attitude toward children. She is truly

beautiful. And truly beautiful women do not, traditionally, go out with him. Then it dawns on Will that maybe Angie goes out with him because of the children. Maybe children democratized beautiful, single women

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1998

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1573220876


Format: Book
Author: Hornby, Nick
Title: About a boy / Nick Hornby.
Publisher Date: New York : Riverhead Books, 1998.
Subject: Divorced parents -- England -- London -- Fiction. Children of divorced parents -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Isbn: 1573220876 (acid-free paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Hornby
Oclc: 37980871
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Bib Id: 122280

Format: Book
Author: Hornby, Nick
Title: About a boy / Nick Hornby.
Publisher, Date: New York : Riverhead Books, 1998.
Description: 307 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Divorced parents -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Subjects: Children of divorced parents -- England -- London -- Fiction.
LCCN: 97046499
ISBN: 1573220876 (acid-free paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Hornby