The Wrong Boy

The Wrong Boy

Paperback (01 Jul 2001) | English

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Synopsis

The hilarious, bittersweet novel from the playwright behind EDUCATING RITA, SHIRLEY VALENTINE and award-winning musical BLOOD BROTHERS.

Dear Morrissey,
I'm feeling dead depressed and down. Like a streetlamp without a bulb or a goose at the onset of Christmas time.
Anyroad, I thought I'd pen a few lines to someone who'd understand...

It's 1991. Raymond Marks is a normal boy, from a normal family, in a normal northern town. Only lately, he's been feeling dead down. His dad left home after falling in love with a five-string banjo. His fun-hating grandma believes she should have married Jean-Paul Sartre: 'I could never read his books, but y' could tell from his picture, there was nothing frivolous about John-Paul Sartre.' Felonious Uncle Jason and Appalling Aunty Paula are lusting after the satellite dish.

And so he turns to the one person who'll understand what he's going through: Morrissey. Told through a series of heartfelt letters to the frontman of The Smiths, this is a laugh-out-loud funny, incredibly poignant tale from a character you can't help but love.

'Big-hearted, wonderfully funny and engrossing' THE MIRROR

'A warm, funny, poignant story. I loved The Wrong Boy - and so will you' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'A comic masterpiece' BEL MOONEY, MAIL ON SUNDAY

About the Publisher

Black Swan

Black Swan

Black Swan is an imprint of Transworld Publishers and publishes bestselling authors such as Bill Bryson, Sophie Kinsella, Kate Atkinson and Joanne Harris in paperback.

Book information

ISBN: 9780552996457
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Black Swan
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 506
Weight: 352g
Height: 199mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 31mm