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Luke and Jon

Robert Williams

The winner of the Book Tokens’ Not-Yet-Published Prize – an arresting debut about friendship, grief and love.

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ISBN
9780571258611
Date Published
18.03.2010
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Summary

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.

RobertWilliams

Robert Williams grew up in Clitheroe, Lancashire and currently lives in Manchester. His first novel, Luke and Jon, won a Betty Trask Award, was translated into six languages and called ‘a hugely impressive debut’ in the Daily Telegraph. His second novel, How the Trouble Started, was shortlisted for the Portico Prize for Fiction. He has worked in a secondary school…

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