From the book jacket
: Hornby mines the
hearts and psyches of four lost souls who connect just when
they've reached the end of the line. Meet Martin, JJ, Jess,
and Maureen. Four people who come together on New Year's Eve:
a former TV talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a
mother. Three are British, one is American. They encounter one
another on the roof of Topper's House, a London destination
famous as the last stop for those ready to end their lives.
This is a tale of connections made and missed, punishing
regrets, and the grace of second chances.
: This is one of those books that you're either going...
Beyond the Book
Nick Hornby is the author of
How to Be Good, High Fidelity
About a Boy
and A Long Way Down
and of the memoir Fever Pitch.
also the author of Songbook
finalist for a National Book Critics Circle
Award, and editor of the short-story
Speaking with the Angel
. He is the...