Man and Boy

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HarperCollins, 1999 - Adult children of aging parents - 343 pages
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A Fabulously Engaging Novel, A Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller, With Over 1.2 Million Copies Sold. Harry Silver Has It All. A Successful Job In Tv, A Gorgeous Wife, A Lovely Child. And In One Moment Of Madness, He Chucks It All Away. Man And Boy Is The Story Of How He Comes To Terms With His Life And Achieves A Degree Of Self-Respect, Bringing Up His Son Alone And, Gradually, Learning What Words Like Love And Family Really Mean. Very Well-Written, Pacy, Funny And Heart-Breakingly Moving. 'Parsons Has Written A Sharp, Witty And Wise Book Straight From His Heart. His Characters Are All Nitty-Gritty, Bounce-Off-The-Page, Real People; His Dialogue Is Brilliant.' Daily Mail

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User Review  - hninn - LibraryThing

I love it absolutely, made me cry and think of my dad. The connection between the boy and the dad is amazing.It also makes me understand the nature of guys as well. Read full review

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User Review  - shanklinmike - LibraryThing

Harry Silver, successful career, gorgeous wife and loveable son, he had it all. Then threw it all away in one night of temptation. The book covers a modern man with an all too common modern problem ... Read full review


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Tony Parsons is the author of Man and Boy , winner of the Book of the Year prize. His subsequent novels - One For My Baby, Man and Wife, The Family Way, Stories We Could Tell and My Favourite Wife - were all bestsellers. He lives in London.

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