Man and Boy

Man and Boy

Book - 2002
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HE HAD TO FACE THE TOUGHEST JOB OF HIS LIFE. AND HE NEVER ONCE THOUGHT HE'D BE ON HIS OWN.
Harry had it all: a beautiful wife, an adorable four-year-old son, and a high-paying media job. But on the eve of his thirtieth birthday, with one irresponsible act, he threw it all away. Suddenly he finds himself an unemployed single father trying to figure out how to wash his son's hair the way Mommy did and whether green spaghetti is proper breakfast food. This brilliantly engaging novel will tug at your heart as Harry learns to become a father to his son and a son to his aging father, takes stabs at finding new love, and makes the hardest decision of his life.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002.
ISBN: 9780743225083
0743225082
Characteristics: 361 p. ;,21 cm.

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nadian Jan 28, 2008

Coarse Language: Adult language used throughout the novel.

nadian Jan 28, 2008

Sexual Content: Brief sexual scenes and humour throughout the novel.

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 06, 2014

The plot may be a little too familiar at first (man’s infidelity precipitates loss of wife) but the story is oddly compelling. The first person narration has the impact of a journal—immediate, raw and very much revealing the flaws of the protagonist. Bringing to mind a young, modern John Updike, the author describes the difficult transition both men and women must finally make when faced with loss, whether of love, job, freedom, parents or in this case all four!

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nadian Jan 28, 2008

Suddenly finding himself a single parent with no job, Harry must learn how to become the father he's always wanted to be but has never got the chance to.

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