Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781594484773
  • 432 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult

Overview

Nick Hornby returns to his roots—music and messy relationships—in this funny and touching novel that thoughtfully and sympathetically looks at how lives can be wasted but how they are never beyond redemption. Annie lives in a dull town on England’s bleak east coast and is in a relationship with Duncan that mirrors the place; Tucker, once a brilliant songwriter and performer, has gone into seclusion in rural America—or at least that’s what his fans think. Duncan is obsessed with Tucker’s work to the point of derangement, and when Annie dares to go public on her dislike of his latest album, there are quite unexpected, life-changing consequences for all three.

Nick Hornby uses this intriguing canvas to explore why it is we so often let the early promise of relationships, ambition, and indeed life, evaporate. And he comes to some surprisingly optimistic conclusions about the struggle to live up to one’s promise.

Praise

“Charming… Nobody captures the zealous devotion and bizarre intensity of amateur music snobs better.” —The Washington Post
 
“Hornby seems, as ever, fascinated by the power of music to guide the heart, and in this very funny, very charming novel, he makes you see it matters.” —The New York Times Book Review
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