The 20th anniversary edition of the multi-million copy bestseller!
‘Wistful, touching and funny’ Mail on Sunday
‘Hilarious and tear-jerking in turns’ Express
‘A sharp, witty and wise book straight from the heart’ Daily Mail
Harry Silver has it all. A successful job in TV, a gorgeous wife, a lovely child. But in one moment of madness, he chucks it all away.
A modern classic, Man and Boy is a hilarious and touching novel about how Harry comes to terms with his life, brings up his son alone and, gradually, learns what words like love and family really mean.
Praise for Man and Boy:
‘Wistful, touching and funny, it looks back at the glory days of the family without losing hope for the future. In the end, it is a deeply touching book: a love letter to a son from his father, and to a father from his son’
Mail on Sunday
‘One of the finest books published this year… Hilarious and tear-jerking in turns’
‘Parsons has written a sharp, witty and wise book straight from his heart. His characters are all nitty-gritty, bounce-off-the-page, real people; his dialogue is brilliant’
‘A touching novel… full of quiet tenderness, and written from the heart’
‘A finely constructed novel that says more about human relationships than a library of psychology manuals, hitting the funny bone and the emotional jugular at one and the same time’ Irish Times
‘A grown-up novel that is simultaneously a heart-rending gripping read and suffused with an irresistible reality’ Glasgow Herald
About the author
Tony Parsons is an award-winning journalist and a bestselling novelist. He left school at 16 to work in Gordon’s gin factory and his first job in journalism was as a staff writer on New Musical Express. His novel Man and Boy became a publishing phenomenon – a multi-million copy bestseller, winner of the UK Book of the Year award and translated into over 40 languages. Tony lives in London with his wife, daughter and their dog, Stan.