Paperboy by Christopher Fowler

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Christopher Fowler's memoir captures life in suburban London as it has rarely been seen: through the eyes of a lonely boy who spends his days between the library and the cinema, devouring novels, comics, cereal packets - anything that might reveal a story. Caught between an ever-sensible but exhausted mother and a DIY-obsessed father fighting his own demons, Christopher takes refuge in words. His parents try to understand their son's peculiar obsessions, but fast lose patience with him - and each other. The war of nerves escalates to include every member of the Fowler family, and something has to give, but does it mean that a boy must always give up his dreams for the tough lessons of real life? Beautifully written, this rich and astute evocation of a time and a place recalls a childhood at once entertainingly eccentric and endearingly ordinary.
 

About Christopher Fowler

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Christopher Fowler is the acclaimed author of twelve novels, including Roofworld and Spanky,many short stories, and seven Bryant & May mysteries including the award-winning Full Dark House and The Victoria Vanishes. He lives in King's Cross, London. Visit www.christopherfowler.co.uk
 
Published March 23, 2010 by Bantam. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs.