Annie's put fifteen years into safe, slightly obsessive Duncan, and now she'd like her money back, please. It's time to move on. But she lives in Gooleness, the north's answer to a question nobody asked. Is she really going to find real, proper,
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feel-it-deep-down-in-your-boots love on a damp and windy sea-front? Or perhaps she should follow her heart and pursue Tucker, the reclusive American rock star, who keeps emailing her his smart advice.
But between Annie and her second chance lie a few obstacles. There's Malcolm the world's most judgmental therapist and Barnesy, the north's most extrovert dancer. There's what men and women will do and won't do for love. And, of course, there's Tucker .
From the beloved New York Times- bestselling author, a quintessential Nick Hornby tale of music, superfandom, and the truths and lies we tell ourselves about life and love.
Annie loves Duncan-or thinks she does. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn't. Duncan really loves Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanish singer-songwriter who stopped making music ten years ago. Annie stops loving Duncan, and starts
getting her own life.
In doing so, she initiates an e-mail correspondence with Tucker, and a connection is forged between two lonely people who are looking for more out of what they've got. Tucker's been languishing (and he's unnervingly aware of it), living in rural
Pennsylvania with what he sees as his one hope for redemption amid a life of emotional and artistic ruin-his young son, Jackson. But then there's also the new material he's about to release to the world: an acoustic, stripped-down version of his greatest
album, Juliet-entitled, Juliet, Naked.
What happens when a washed-up musician looks for another chance? And miles away, a restless, childless woman looks for a change? Juliet, Naked is a powerfully engrossing, humblingly humorous novel about music, love, loneliness, and the struggle to live
up to one's promise.
Az író arról ír, milyen a nyugati világban élni, milyen könnyű elrontani az életünket, és ha megtörtént,
milyen nehéz valamiféle értelmet találni benne.
A Pop, csajok, satöbbi, az Egy fiúról, a Betoncsók és más emlékezetes regények szerzője újból úgy ír kedvenc
témáiról - a férfi-nő kapcsolatról, vágyakról, elpocsékolt évekről, popzenéről, rajongásról, szerelemről -,
hogy azt érezzük: nemcsak a humora különleges, hanem az érzelmi intelligenciája is.
Hilarious and tender, Juliet, Naked will move you in ways both profound and surprising. It is Nick Hornby at his brilliant best.