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Synopses & Reviews

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"The characterization is generous and astute, the story shoots along at a brisk pace, and Parsons writes openly and honestly, avoiding tiresome cliches. It is a pity that there are so few other books written by men that are so accessible to both men and women, and that speak so poignantly about modern day relationships." Georgie Lewis, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

Publisher Comments:

HE HAD TO FACE THE TOUGHEST JOB OF HIS LIFE. AND HE NEVER ONCE THOUGHT HE'D BE ON HIS OWN.

Harry had it all: a beautiful wife, an adorable four-year-old son, and a high-paying media job. But on the eve of his thirtieth birthday, with one irresponsible act, he threw it all away. Suddenly he finds himself an unemployed single father trying to figure out how to wash his son's hair the way Mommy did and whether green spaghetti is proper breakfast food. This brilliantly engaging novel will tug at your heart as Harry learns to become a father to his son and a son to his aging father, takes stabs at finding new love, and makes the hardest decision of his life.

Review:

"Tony Parsons's first novel, Man and Boy, hits like a series of quick jabs to the heart....A novel that is one in a million." Robin Vidimos, Denver Post

Review:

"Every generation has hungered for a heartfelt novel in which a father discovers what it is to be a mother. Man and Boy [is] a witty, often sweet novel that adeptly sorts immature men from true fathers." Sherryl Connelly, New York Daily News

Review:

"Utterly irresistible." Kyle Smith, People

Review:

"Set your other books aside for a day or two and read straight through Man and Boy." USA Today

Review:

"I sobbed my way shamelessly through this book." Women's Journal

Review:

"Harry's prolonged adolescence is at times painful for both him and the reader, and his grappling with growing up seems more baby boomer than Gen X, though the book is set in the 1990s. Nevertheless, this portrayal of becoming a 'real' parent...is often touching." Library Journal

Review:

"A runaway best-seller in Britain, this warm, moving novel is certain to be a hit here, too." Kristine Huntley, Booklist

Review:

"[An] alternately wry and maudlin debut....Parsons knows how to pace — his pages turn as if in a high wind — and he has a flair for pushing emotional buttons....Many readers will love this novel; others will decry its obvious calculation, but most will agree that Parson deals in a highly entertaining manner with personal issues of import and that, more often than not, he tells it very true." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

This witty, touching story about a man learning to become a father to his four-year-old-son, and a son to his aging father, is inspired by Parson's own experience. Already a bestseller in the UK, it is an unforgettable novel of love, infidelity, family, death, and new beginnings.

About the Author

Tony Parsons is the author of two international bestsellers, Man and Boy and Man and Wife. A former music journalist and television personality, he lives in England with his wife and daughter, and he has a son from a previous marriage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743225083
Author:
Parsons, Tony
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Adult children of aging parents
Subject:
Motherless families
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Large Print:
Yes
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 16.59 oz

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Product details 368 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780743225083 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Tony Parsons's first novel, Man and Boy, hits like a series of quick jabs to the heart....A novel that is one in a million."
"Review" by , "Every generation has hungered for a heartfelt novel in which a father discovers what it is to be a mother. Man and Boy [is] a witty, often sweet novel that adeptly sorts immature men from true fathers."
"Review" by , "Utterly irresistible."
"Review" by , "Set your other books aside for a day or two and read straight through Man and Boy."
"Review" by , "I sobbed my way shamelessly through this book."
"Review" by , "Harry's prolonged adolescence is at times painful for both him and the reader, and his grappling with growing up seems more baby boomer than Gen X, though the book is set in the 1990s. Nevertheless, this portrayal of becoming a 'real' parent...is often touching."
"Review" by , "A runaway best-seller in Britain, this warm, moving novel is certain to be a hit here, too."
"Review" by , "[An] alternately wry and maudlin debut....Parsons knows how to pace — his pages turn as if in a high wind — and he has a flair for pushing emotional buttons....Many readers will love this novel; others will decry its obvious calculation, but most will agree that Parson deals in a highly entertaining manner with personal issues of import and that, more often than not, he tells it very true."
"Synopsis" by , This witty, touching story about a man learning to become a father to his four-year-old-son, and a son to his aging father, is inspired by Parson's own experience. Already a bestseller in the UK, it is an unforgettable novel of love, infidelity, family, death, and new beginnings.
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