La casa editrice Guanda celebra i vent'anni di un libro che ha fatto epoca.
Buon compleanno Alta fedeltà
Trentacinquenne appassionato di musica pop, ex dj e attualmente proprietario di un negozio di dischi in cattive acque, Rob Fleming è pieno di interrogativi che lo inquietano. La ragazza lo ha appena lasciato; se per caso ritornasse, sarebbe capace di amarla totalmente, disperatamente come adesso? E inoltre: non farebbe meglio a smettere una buona volta di vivere in mezzo ai cd e a trovarsi un vero lavoro, a farsi una vera casa, una vera famiglia? In una Londra irrequieta e vibrante, le avventure, gli amori, la passione per la musica, i sogni e le disillusioni di una generazione ancora piena di voglia di vivere. Commovente, scanzonato, amaro ma soprattutto molto divertente, Alta fedeltà è il libro culto della nuova narrativa inglese, diventato un grande successo internazionale.
- ISBN: 8823512662
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 266
- Data di uscita: 14-05-2015
Nick Hornby writes about losers and makes them lovable. But not this time. I couldn't stand the self-pitying little git, his loser wanker record store buddies, nor their ridiculous fracking lists. Reading this book felt like being trapped in an elevator with the pathetic Scrubs douchebag (Zachy McWh Leggi tutto
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