At a glance:
- Author: Nick Hornby
- First Published: 1998
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Children, Family or family life, Love or romance, Suicide, Friendship, Single parents or single-parent families, Men, Dating
- Locales: Europe, London, England, United Kingdom
With About a Boy, Hornby moved into more ambitious territory. While High Fidelity was to some extent autobiographical, About a Boy expands the focus beyond the adult obsessive to examine adolescence along with arrested development. While at times less convincing than High Fidelity, About a Boy finds Hornby experimenting more with both tone and characterization.
The novel focuses upon two characters, Will and Marcus, and their improbable friendship. Will is the heir to a fortune, having inherited the publishing rights...
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