Juliet, Naked (Hardcover)
|Author: Nick Hornby|
|Format:||Hardcover Large Print|
In a dreary seaside town in England, Annie loves Duncan -- or thinks she does, because she always has. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn''t anymore. So Annie stops loving Duncan, and starts getting her own life. She sparks an e-mail correspondence with Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanesque singer-songwriter who stopped making music years ago and who is also Duncan''s greatest obsession. A surprising connection is forged . . .
From the Publisher:
Ending her relationship with a man who turns out to be in love with a reclusive singer, Annie initiates an e-mail friendship with the musician that reveals their mutual loneliness, his concerns about his young son, and his plans to release an acoustic version of his most successful album. (General fiction). By the E. M. Forster-winning author of
Nick Hornby's breakthrough novel HIGH FIDELITY riffed on pop culture and masculinity with compassion and humor, as his deeply personal characters juggle real-life responsibilities with all-consuming musical geekiness. He returns to the similar terrain with JULIET, NAKED. Annie has given her best to her relationship with Duncan, but finally she's had enough. There is not enough room in Duncan's life for her--all his focus is on his all-consuming obsession with Tucker Crowe, a has-been singer-songwriter. As Juliet moves on with her life, she develops her own relationship with Tucker. Through these three characters, Hornby explores with his particular attention to detail what it means to be a real music fan, as well as offering a unique portrait of a struggling musician. But with an autobiographical edge that can only come from his own life experiences, he also looks at the areas of life that his Peter Pan-like male characters seem so afraid of--parenthood, responsibility, and the joys and fulfillment that growing up can offer.