Narcissism for Beginners Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 09/03/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781783523443
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