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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW

A Long Way Down

$22.00
SKU 9780241969953

'Can I explain why I wanted to jump off the top of a tower block?'

For disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp the answer's pretty simple: he has, in his own words, 'pissed his life away'. And on New Year's Eve he's going to end it all... but not, as it happens, alone. Because first single-mum Maureen, then eighteen-year-old Jess and lastly American rock-god JJ turn up and crash Martin's private party. They've stolen his idea - but brought their own reasons.

Yet it's hard to jump when you've got an audience queuing impatiently behind you. A few heated words and some slices if cold pizza later and these four strangers are suddenly allies. But is their unlikely friendship a good enough reason to carry on living?

Shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, A Long Way Down is a darkly hilarious and moving novel by bestselling author Nick Hornby.

Paperback: 272 Pages
Product Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
ISBN: 9780241969953

Published by Penguin Books