Brother of the More Famous Jack

Barbara Trapido

£8.99

A JOYFUL 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF A COMING-OF-AGE CLASSIC

Paperback

Fiction

ISBN: 9781526612656

Description

‘There are few modern tales of first love and its disillusions that are as thoroughly realised, as brilliantly lewd, and as hilariously satisfying to men and women of all ages as this one’ – Rachel Cusk

Eighteen-year-old Katherine – bright, stylish, frustratedly suburban – doesn’t know how her life will change when the brilliant Jacob Goldman first offers her a place at university.

When she enters the Goldmans’ rambling bohemian home, presided over by the beatific matriarch Jane, she realises that Jacob and his family are everything she has been waiting for. But when a romantic entanglement ends in tears, Katherine is forced into exile from the family she loves most. And her journey back into the fold, after more than a decade away, will yield all kinds of delightful surprises…

‘The perfect book’ – Meg Mason

‘The best possible company in this difficult world’ – Ann Patchett

‘A daisy bomb of joy’ – Maria Semple

‘Funny, charming, teeming with life, and real’ – Nick Hornby’

I adored it … Redolent of classics like The Constant Nymph with both its true voice and wonderfully sage and sanguine heroine’ – Sophie Dahl

It kills me that I didn’t read it at university, when I really needed it’ – Meg Rosoff, New Statesman


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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm