Luke and Jon

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Faber & Faber, Mar 18, 2010 - Fiction - 192 pages
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Luke's mum is dead. He finds himself in a small, scruffy northern hill town, with a near silent father, who he fears might be trying to drink himself to death. Then he meets Jon.

Jon is massively strange. He wears 1950s clothes, has a side-parting and a twitch. The kids at school call him 'Slackjaw'. When Luke discovers his secret, Jon changes his life in more ways than he can imagine.

Luke and Jon is a coming of age novel about family, bereavement and how lives can change forever in a single second. Written with great power, warmth and humour, it signals a hugely engaging and original new voice. Compelling and emotionally acute, it is a unique debut.


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User Review  - kraaivrouw - LibraryThing

This novel had me absolutely riveted for the first two-thirds of its story. Donald, the young main character of How the Trouble Started, is utterly engaging. His emotional and intellectual journey ... Read full review

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User Review  - jimrbrown - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book by a first time author. The main character Luke has little going for him but is a rock to both his grieving father who is drinking himself to death and his little friend Jon ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Robert Williams grew up in Clitheroe, Lancashire and currently lives in Manchester. He would like to live by the sea. Luke and Jon is his first novel.

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