About a Boy

About a Boy

  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101147368
  • 336 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • 18 and up


Will Freeman may have discovered the key to dating success: If the simple fact that they were single mothers meant that gorgeous women – women who would not ordinarily look twice a Will – might not only be willing, but enthusiastic about dating him, then he was really onto something. Single mothers – bright, attractive, available women – thousands of them, were all over London. He just had to find them.

SPAT: Single Parents – Alone Together. It was a brilliant plan. And Will wasn’t going to let the fact that he didn’t have a child himself hold him back. A fictional two-year-old named Ned wouldn’t be the first thing he’d invented. And it seems to go quite well at first, until he meets an actual twelve-year-old named Marcus, who is more than Will bargained for…
About a Boy

About a Boy

Nick Hornby


ALA Notable Book – winner
IMPAC Dublin Literary Award – winner
New York Times Notable Book – winner


“A follow up to High FidelityAbout a Boy is an acerbic, emotionally richer yet no less funny tale…shrewdly hilarious.”&#151Entertainment Weekly

“Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent and emotionally generous all at once. He combines a skilled, intuitive appreciation for the rigors of comic structure with highly original insights about the way the enchantments of popular culture insinuate themselves into middle-class notions of romance.”&#151The New York Times Book Review

“The conversations between Will and Marcus are hilariously loopy.”&#151The Boston Globe

“An amusing male-bonding theme…stylish, well-observed”&#151People

“Writing with real ‘soul.'”&#151Harper’s Bazaar

“An utterly charming, picaresque tale of an older guy, a young kid, and the funky, dysfunctional real-life ties that bind&#151and unbind.”&#151Vogue