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  • Published: 14 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241969847
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

Slam




The heartwarming coming-of-age novel by the internationally bestselling author of Fever Pitch, High Fidelity and About a Boy

'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?

  • Published: 14 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241969847
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby was born in 1957. He is the author of five novels, High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award) and Slam; three works of non-fiction, Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award), 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree; and a Pocket Penguin book of short stories, Otherwise Pandemonium.

Nick Hornby lives and works in Highbury, north London.

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