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- ISBN: 9781594488870
- ISBN: 1594488878
- Physical Description: 406 p. ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2009.
|Summary, etc.:|| Annie initiates an e-mail correspondence with Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanish singer-songwriter, and a connection is forged between two lonely people who are looking for more out of what they've got. What happens when a washed-up musician looks for another chance? And a childless woman looks for a change?
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 August #1
*Starred Review* Hornby's characters may be marinated in melancholy, but there's always a ray or two of hope. He brings together a compelling, original cast in this sweet and sorrowful tale of rock 'n' roll and love on the rocks. Tucker Crowe is a has-been American musician, destined to fade into obscurity save for a handful of devoted listeners. Scholar Duncan Thomson is one of the loyal (a "Croweologist," as it were). Duncan's dedication to his musical hero far exceeds his interest in his significant other, Annie, who wonders whether the 15 years she's spent with Duncan in a bleak English seaside town have been the biggest mistake of her life. The release of an acoustic version of Crowe's best-known album, Juliet, sparks an e-mail correspondence between Tucker and Annie, and the two strangers revel in a candor each is able to exercise for the first time in their lives. Annie starts to see her relationship with Duncan for the dead-end that it is; Tucker begins to acknowledge his failures both as a musician and father (he has children from several different women, mostly models, wouldn't you know?). Englishman Hornby, whose many best-selling and award-winning books include A Long Way Down (2005), is a master at rendering romantic relationships, particularly those that seem broken beyond repair. Fans of High Fidelity (1995), perhaps Hornby's most popular book, will enjoy this related take on the lives of the musically obsessed. A wise, witty, and bittersweet novel. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.
Nick Hornby is the author of the novels How to Be Good, High Fidelity, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down, as well as the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and the editor of the short story collection Speaking with the Angel. The recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award for 1999 as well as the 2003 Orange Word International Writersâ London Award, he lives in North London.
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