Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked

By Nick Hornby

Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9781594488870, 416pp.

Publication Date: September 29, 2009

Description
From the beloved "New York Times" bestselling author, a quintessential Nick Hornby tale of music, superfandom, and the truths and lies we tell ourselves about life and love.
Annie loves Duncan or thinks she does. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn t. Duncan really loves Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanish singer-songwriter who stopped making music ten years ago. Annie stops loving Duncan, and starts getting her own life.
In doing so, she initiates an e-mail correspondence with Tucker, and a connection is forged between two lonely people who are looking for more out of what they ve got. Tucker's been languishing (and he's unnervingly aware of it), living in rural Pennsylvania with what he sees as his one hope for redemption amid a life of emotional and artistic ruin his young son, Jackson. But then there's also the new material he's about to release to the world: an acoustic, stripped-down version of his greatest album, "Juliet" entitled, "Juliet, Naked."
What happens when a washed-up musician looks for another chance? And miles away, a restless, childless woman looks for a change? "Juliet, Naked" is a powerfully engrossing, humblingly humorous novel about music, love, loneliness, and the struggle to live up to one's promise.
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About the Author
Chantre de la pop culture, "Nick Hornby" est devenu un auteur culte a travers le monde avec ses romans: "Haute fidelite", "A propos d un gamin", "La Bonte: mode d emploi", "Vous descendez ?, Slam et Juliet", "Naked". Il a egalement ecrit des ouvrages de non-fiction dont "Carton jaune et 31 Songs". Maintes fois adapte a l ecran, il est tout naturel que Nick Hornby ecrive desormais pour le cinema. Il a notamment signe les scenarios "d Une education", "Wild" (adapte du recit de Cheryl Strayed) et de "Brooklyn" (roman de Colm Toibin). "Nick Hornby" vit et travaille a Highbury, au nord de Londres.


NPR
Sunday, Oct 11, 2009

Nick Hornby's latest novel Juliet Naked is kaleidoscope of characters: Tucker Crowe, a washed up and reclusive singer songwriter; Duncan, an obsessed fan; and Duncan's girlfriend Annie. The action takes place in America, when Duncan and Annie take a tour of places that figure into Tucker's life and work, as well as in the English seaside town of Gooleness. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009

Author and screenwriter Nick Hornby joins Fresh Air host Terry Gross to discuss his new novel, Juliet, Naked, and his screenplay for the new movie An Education. More at NPR.org

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