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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jerhogan - LibraryThing
Very enjoyable coming of age novel, about tolerance, respect for your parents, divorce, and homosexuality. And despite the heavy themes its treated with such lightness of touch that it is a very pleasant experience. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bembo - LibraryThing
Jack is in his fifteenth year, an only child and a keen basketball player, when his father, who separated from his mother s few years ago, takes him out on a lake in a boat to announce to Jack that he ... Read full review