Luke and Jon Paperback
Luke's mum is dead. He finds himself in a small, scruffy northern hill town, with a near silent father, who he fears might be trying to drink himself to death.
Then he meets Jon. Jon is massively strange. He wears 1950s clothes, has a side-parting and a twitch.
The kids at school call him 'Slackjaw'. When Luke discovers his secret, Jon changes his life in more ways than he can imagine. Luke and Jon is a coming of age novel about family, bereavement and how lives can change forever in a single second.
Written with great power, warmth and humour, it signals a hugely engaging and original new voice.
Compelling and emotionally acute, it is a unique debut.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/08/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571274888
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