9781573225519

High Fidelity

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  • ISBN13:

    9781573225519

  • ISBN10:

    1573225517

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-08-01
  • Publisher: Riverhead Trade

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Summary

Now a major motion picture from Touchstone Pictures. Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could he have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection? Rob seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks at his store, who endlessly review their top five films ( Reservoir Dogs...); top five Elvis Costello songs ("Alison"...); top five episodes of Cheers (the one where Woody sang his stupid song to Kelly...). Rob tries dating a singer whose rendition of "Baby, I Love Your Way" makes him cry. But maybe it's just that he's always wanted to sleep with someone who has a record contract. Then he sees Laura again. And Rob begins to think (awful as it sounds) that life as an episode of thirtysomething, with all the kids and marriages and barbecues and k.d. lang CD's that this implies, might not be so bad.

Author Biography

Nick Hornby is the bestselling author of the novels About a Boy and How to Be Good, as well as the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the editor of the story collection Speaking with the Angel, a #1 national bestseller. In 1999 he was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award. Hornby lives in north London.

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