Slam (Paperback)

By Nick Hornby

Riverhead Books, 9781594484711, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 16, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/15/2007)
Paperback (10/7/2008)
Hardcover (10/16/2007)
Compact Disc (10/16/2007)
Hardcover, Japanese (10/1/2009)
Hardcover (2/1/2010)
Hardcover (5/1/2010)

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The #1 New York Times bestseller from the beloved, award-winning author of Funny Girl, High Fidelity, and About A Boy.

For 16-year-old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. He and his girlfriend—make that ex-girlfriend— Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all.

Nick Hornby’s poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man.

About the Author

NICK HORNBY is the author of the internationally bestselling novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, A Long Way Down, Slam, Juliet, Naked, and Funny Girl, as well as several works of nonfiction. He lives in London.

Praise For Slam

“With Sam, Hornby has given us another of his perfectly imperfect male characters… Sparkling.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“We want to hear whatever this kid has got to say—the whole scary, hilarious story.… Hornby just makes it look easy.” —The Washington Post