new cover design for this bestselling title from Nick Hornby
'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?
Nick Hornby, geb. 1957, lebt in London. Nach seinem Studium in Cambridge war er als Lehrer und Journalist tätig. Seit 1983 arbeitet er als freier Schriftsteller. Hornby schreibt für die 'Sunday Times', 'Time Out' und das 'Times Literary Supplement'.