About a Boy

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März 2002



Will Freeman ist 36, überzeugter Single, kinderlos und interessiert sich vor allem für die angesagtesten Clubs und die neuesten Modetrends. Das Letzte, was er sich wünscht, sind Kinder - doch als er den 12-jährigen Marcus kennenlernt, wird sein bisheriges Leben auf den Kopf gestellt. About a Boy is Nick Hornby's comic and heart-warming million-copy bestseller 'How cool was Will Freeman?' Too cool! At thirty-six, he's as hip as a teenager. He's single, child-free, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear. He's also found a great way to score with women: attend single parents' groups full of available (and grateful) mothers, all hoping to meet a Nice Guy. Which is how Will meets Marcus, the oldest twelve-year-old on the planet. Marcus is a bit strange: he listens to Joni Mitchell and Mozart, looks after his mum and has never owned a pair of trainers. But Marcus latches on to Will - and won't let go. Can Will teach Marcus how to grow up cool? And can Marcus help Will just to grow up? This astonishing novel, now a modern classic, was adapted for the acclaimed 2002 film About A Boy , starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult. Fans of One Day by David Nicholls and Any Human Heart by William Boyd will devour this book, as will lovers of fiction everywhere. 'A stunner of a novel. Utterly read-in-one-day, forget-where-you-are-on-the-tube-gripping' Marie Claire 'About the awful, hilarious, embarrassing places where children and adults meet, and Hornby has captured it with delightful precision' Irish Times 'It takes a writer with real talent to make this work, and Hornby has it - in buckets' Literary Review


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Co-created by Working Title (Bridget Jones's Diary, Four Weddings and a Funeral); Written and directed by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz (American Pie); Producers include Robert De Niro; Starring Hugh Grant (Bridget Jones's Diary, Notting Hill), Toni Collette (Sixth Sense, Muriel's Wedding) and Rachel Weisz (The Mummy, Enemy at the Gates)
EAN: 9780141007335
ISBN: 0141007338
Untertitel: Film tie-in. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 278 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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