Books: Review:Juliet, Naked

The three protagonists of Nick Hornby’s sixth novel look up to find maturity bearing down upon them with the force of a semi. Hornby has been taking the pulse of modern manhood since the 1992 football memoir Fever Pitch (without once quickening it, his detractors would say), but Juliet, Naked raises the stakes on the discussion in his most introspective, hopeful fiction since About A Boy. The untrumpeted arrival of a CD in the mail shatters the domestic peace between Duncan and Annie, a no-longer-young couple who, in their passions for music and art, resemble Rob and Laura from ...
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