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A Long Way Down
by Nick Hornby
Disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp wanted to jump off the top of a tower block, because he pissed his life away. He plans to end it all on New Year's Eve. Because first single-mum Maureen, then 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.
'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?
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A dramatic, sad and thoroughly side-splitting novel. ("Newsday")
About Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby is the author of six bestselling novels (High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down,Juliet, Naked and Funny Girl), as well as a novel for young adults, Slam, and four works of acclaimed non-fiction: Fever Pitch, 31 Songs, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree and Stuff I've Been Reading. He has written the screenplays for the films Fever Pitch, Wild, Brooklyn and An Education, which was nominated for an Oscar. He lives in Highbury, north London.
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 2005
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