Vintage, Paperback, 9780679736080, 180pp.
Publication Date: October 27, 1992
Only the author of Flaubert's Parrot could give us a novel that is at once a note-perfect rendition of the angsts and attitudes of English adolescence, a giddy comedy of sexual awakening in the 1960s, and a portrait of the accommodations that some of us call "growing up" and others "selling out."
"Barnes writes like a dream." --Village Voice Literary Supplement