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Hornby, Nick

High Fidelity

ISBN 10: 1573220167 / ISBN 13: 9781573220163
Published by New York: Riverhead Books, 1995, New York, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. First Edition. former owners bookplate neatly pasted inside. Bookseller Inventory # 000075

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Title: Hornby, Nick

Publisher: New York: Riverhead Books, 1995, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

Praised by critics for its wit and contemporary edge, a novel by an up-and-coming English writer follows the love affairs and belated growing up a "Generation X" pop music fanatic and record store owner. First serial, Esquire.

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It has been said often enough that baby boomers are a television generation, but the very funny novel High Fidelity reminds that in a way they are the record-album generation as well. This funny novel is obsessed with music; Hornby's narrator is an early-thirtysomething English guy who runs a London record store. He sells albums recorded the old-fashioned way--on vinyl--and is having a tough time making other transitions as well, specifically adulthood. The book is in one sense a love story, both sweet and interesting; most entertaining, though, are the hilarious arguments over arcane matters of pop music.

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