Man and Boy

Man and Boy

Book - 2001
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A witty, often eye-dabbing, always heartwarming love story between a father and his four-year-old son. Set in London, this is the not-to-be-forgotten saga of Harry Silver, who has it all: a beautiful wife, a wonderful son, and a great job in the media. But in one night of infidelity, he throws it all away. His wife leaves to take a chance on a new life. Harry is left at home with the daunting and exhilarating task of raising his son by himself. How Harry Silver learns to love his own father, finds a new love and makes the hardest decision of his thirty-plus years provides the magic and tension of this novel.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, 2001.
ISBN: 9781570717253
Branch Call Number: PARS
Characteristics: 353p. 20cm.


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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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