A Long Way Down - Hornby, Nick
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'Can I explain why I wanted to jump off the top of a tower block?' For disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp the answer's pretty simple: he has, in his own words, pissed his life away'. And on New Year's Eve, he's going to end it all. But not, as it happens, alone. Because first single-mum Maureen, then eighteen-year-old Jess and lastly American rock-god JJ turn up and crash Martin's private party. They've stolen his idea, but brought their own reasons. Yet it's hard to jump when you've got an audience queuing impatiently behind you. A few heated words and some slices of cold pizza later, and…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
'Can I explain why I wanted to jump off the top of a tower block?' For disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp the answer's pretty simple: he has, in his own words, pissed his life away'. And on New Year's Eve, he's going to end it all. But not, as it happens, alone. Because first single-mum Maureen, then eighteen-year-old Jess and lastly American rock-god JJ turn up and crash Martin's private party. They've stolen his idea, but brought their own reasons. Yet it's hard to jump when you've got an audience queuing impatiently behind you. A few heated words and some slices of cold pizza later, and these four strangers are suddenly allies. But is their unlikely friendship a good enough reason to carry on living?
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd (UK
  • Seitenzahl: 272
  • Erscheinungstermin: 2. Januar 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 180mm x 111mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 158g
  • ISBN-13: 9780241969939
  • ISBN-10: 024196993X
  • Artikelnr.: 40527517
Autorenporträt
Nick Hornby, 1957 geboren, studierte in Cambridge und arbeitete als Lehrer. Nach dem Erfolg von "Fever Pitch" konnte er sich ganz dem Schreiben widmen. Mit seinen Romanen - "Fever Pitch" und "High Fidelity" - die beide verfilmt wurden, feierte er sensationelle Erfolge. Nick Hornby lebt im Norden Londons. Er schreibt für die 'Sunday Times', 'Time Out' und das 'Times Literary Supplement'.