Narcissism for Beginners, Hardback Book


Longlisted for the 2017 Guardian Not the Booker PrizeMeet Sonny Anderson as he tips headlong into adulthood.

Sonny doesn't remember his mother's face; he was kidnapped at age five by his father, Guru Bim, and taken to live in a commune in Brazil.

Since the age of ten, Sonny has lived in Redondo Beach, California, with his guardian Thomas Hardiker.

Brits think he's an American, Americans think he's a Brit. When he turns 21, Sonny musters the courage to travel alone to the UK in an attempt to leave a troubled past behind, reunite with his mother and finally learn the truth about his childhood.

With a list of people to visit, a whole lot of attitude and five mysterious letters from his guardian, Sonny sets out to learn the truth.

But is it a truth he wants to hear? Narcissism for Beginners is a fresh, witty and humane take on the struggle to make sense of growing up.


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