The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

A Novel
Product Number: EB00578419
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781476705873
Publisher: Free Press
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One of the most critically acclaimed books of the year, Whiting Award-winner Teddy Wayne's second novel is "more than a scabrous sendup of American celebrity culture; it's also a poignant portrait of one young artist's coming of age" (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)-and an enduring yet timely portrait of the American dream gone awry. In his rave on the cover of The New York Times Book Review, Jess Walter praised Wayne's writing for its "feats of unlikely virtuosity" and the boy at its center as "a being of true longing and depth, and.a devastating weapon of cultural criticism.You'd have to be made of triple platinum not to ache for Jonny Valentine." With "assured prose and captivating storytelling" (Oprah.com's Book of the Week), The Love Song of Jonny Valentine also showcases "one of the most complicated portrayals of the mother-son relationship since Room" (BookPage). Touring the country in a desperate attempt to save a career he's not sure he even wants, Jonny is both driven by his mother's ambition and haunted by his father's absence, constantly searching for a familiar face among the crowds. Utterly convincing, whip-smart, yet endearingly vulnerable, with an "unforgettable" voice (Publishers Weekly, starred review), the eleven-year-old pop megastar sounds "like Holden Caulfield Jr. adrift in Access Hollywood hell" (Rolling Stone). Called "a showstopper" (The Boston Globe), "hugely entertaining" (The Washington Post), "heartbreakingly convincing" (People), "buoyant, smart, searing" (Entertainment Weekly), and "touching and unexpectedly suspenseful" (The Wall Street Journal), this extraordinary novel has been widely embraced as a literary masterpiece and the rare "satire with a heart" (Library Journal, starred review).

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Author(s): Teddy Wayne
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2013

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Author(s): Teddy Wayne
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number DD5845
Released: Feb 05, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470885243
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Author(s): Teddy Wayne
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number Z100096899
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481594875

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