Jack

A.M. Homes
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A funny, tender look at the ways your parents can disrupt your life and the pains of adolescence.

Jack is a teenager who wants nothing more than to be normal - even if being normal means having divorced parents and a rather strange best friend. But when Jack's father takes him out rowing on a lake and tells his son that he's gay, nothing will ever be normal again. Out of Jack's struggle to redefine what is 'family', comes a work of enormous humour, charm and resonance, the most convincing, funny and insightful novel about adolescence since The Catcher in the Rye.

Author bio:

A.M. Homes is the author of the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers and Jack, two collections of short stories, Things You Should Know and The Safety of Objects, and the highly acclaimed memoir The Mistress's Daughter, as well as the travel memoir Los Angeles: People, Places and the Castle on the Hill. She is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and writes frequently on arts and culture for numerous magazines and newspapers. She is currently writing for a new major US TV Series. She lives in New York City.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9781847087706
Edition No: 2
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Granta Paperbacks
Pub Date: June 2013
Page Extent: 224
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction