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The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman

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Publisher Comments:

Meet thirteen-year-old Thomas Penman. Growing up in a bizarre household of eccentrics, including a mother and father who wage a silent war against each other. Thomas downs his first drink, smokes his first cigarette, pursues the beautiful Gwendolin Hackett — all the while forming a special bond with his beloved, ailing Grandpa Walker, a World War II veteran prone to dark habits. An obsessive snooper, Thomas undertakes a quest to locate his grandfather's legendary pornography collection, setting in motion a series of misadventures that ultimately leads him to uncover secrets about his life that will change him irrevocably. The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman is a hilarious, engaging, and touching debut novel, a brilliant tale of one British working-class teen's unforgettable coming of age.

Review:

"Almost every passage of this book hums with particularity and vision." The Observer (London)

Review:

"Familiar though these elements may be in general, in their vivid particulars they can constellate a fresh and often compelling narrative, especially when they are handled with the kind of verve and affection deployed in Bruce Robinson's The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Sharp, spry, and darkly funny from the first page to the last." Foreword

About the Author

Bruce Robinson is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of The Killing Fields and starred in the 1998 film Still Crazy. He wrote and directed the black comedy cult classic Withnail and I. He lives in London, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060955403
Author:
Bruce Robinson and The Overlook Press Staff
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Robinson, Bruce
Author:
Overlook Press, The
Author:
by Bruce Robinson and Overlook Press, The
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Pornography
Subject:
Grandfathers
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Eccentrics and eccentricities
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
105-544
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.94x5.52x.69 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060955403 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Almost every passage of this book hums with particularity and vision." (London)
"Review" by , "Familiar though these elements may be in general, in their vivid particulars they can constellate a fresh and often compelling narrative, especially when they are handled with the kind of verve and affection deployed in Bruce Robinson's The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman."
"Review" by , "Sharp, spry, and darkly funny from the first page to the last."
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