'There was this time when everything seemed to have come together. And so obviously it was time to go and screw it all up'. Sam is sixteen and a skater. Just so there are no terrible misunderstandings: skating = skateboarding. There's no ice. Life is ticking along nicely for Sam: his mum's got rid of her rubbish boyfriend, he's thinking about college and he's met someone. Alicia. Then a little accident happens. One with big consequences for someone just finding his way in life. Sam can't run (let alone skate) away from this one. He's a boy facing a man's problems and the question is - has he got what it takes to confront them?
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 128 x 190 x 24mm | 199.58g
- 03 Apr 2008
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Touching, very funny Guardian Hornby gets his point across with the subtlety and skill of a born novelist who always deserves to be read Independent Warm, witty and wise Arena Hornby's writing is hilarious Cosmopolitan Hornby takes the raw ironies of life and gently rubs away at them to reveal gems of bittersweet truth Observer A moving read for anyone Elle Truthful and funny Sunday Times
About Nick Hornby
Nick Hornby was educated at Cambridge and began his career as an English teacher before going on to write the internationally bestselling novels High Fidelity, About a Boy, How to be Good and A Long Way Down. He has written three works of non-fiction: the hugely popular Fever Pitch, 31 Songs and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree. Fever Pitch, High Fidelity and About a Boy have all been made into successful films. Nick has won many awards and is a huge pop-music fan. He lives and works in Highbury, north London. Slam is his first teenage fiction novel.