Bad Haircut (Paperback)Tom Perrotta (author)
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The literary debut from the author of `Little Children', `Election' and `The Abstinence Teacher'.
Tom Perrotta's first novel takes readers to semi-fictional 'Cranwood', in small-town New Jersey. Set between fall 1969 and the summer of 1980, `Bad Haircut' consists of ten tales; reflecting a coming-of-age in the 'kitsch' era of platforms and disco.
The novel charts the struggles of a boy called Buddy with the timeless mysteries of sex, death, parents - and, of course, bad haircuts - as he grows from Cub Scout to college kid. A touching collection of tales, `Bad Haircut' is Perrotta's perfect observation of the tribulations and tenderness of adolescence.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 161 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
`More powerful than any coming-of-age novel I've read recently...These stories of the 70s deserve to be read by everyone who grew up in that blighted decade.' Washington Post
`A strong, funny debut.' Washington Times
`Perrotta's novels are sheer pleasure.' San Francisco Chronicle
`Darkly tender, simply written tales about growing up in the Garden State in the 1970s.' New York Times
`Funny and ingenious...It's tempting to call "Bad Haircut" an "auspicious" book, but that doesn't say enough; in fact Perrotta has already delivered the goods.' Los Angeles Times
`His stories remind me...in their wit and humanity and cumulative impact, of Philip Roth's "Goodbye Colombus". Like that book, Perrotta's funny and deeply touching collection marks the arrival of a writer who's here for the long haul.' Tobias Wolff
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