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Lolito (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

By Brooks, Ben

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Tells a love story about a fifteen year-old boy who meets a middle-aged woman on the internet. When his long-term girlfriend and first love Alice, betrays him at a house party, Etgar goes looking for cyber solace in the arms of Macy, a stunning but bored housewife he meets online... read full description below.

ISBN 9781782111580
Barcode 9781782111580
Published 20 August 2013 by Canongate Books Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781782111580
ISBN-10 1782111581
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Imprint Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date 20 August 2013
International Publication Date 1 August 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Brooks, Ben
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 214mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 322g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

She's online.'I booked a hotel,' I say. 'Near Marble Arch. That sounds great, hon. I can't wait to see you. Yeah. Me too. I'm vaguely nervous. Don't be. 'Do be. I'm a child. Lolito is a love story about a fifteen year-old boy who meets a middle-aged woman on the internet. When his long-term girlfriend and first love Alice, betrays him at a house party, Etgar goes looking for cyber solace in the arms of Macy, a stunning but bored housewife he meets online. What could possibly go wrong...? Hilarious, fearless and utterly outrageous, Lolito is a truly twenty-first century love story.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014 (UK)
NZ Review * Praise for Grow Up:'Ben Brooks is a magical imp who pumps out dark nuggets of poetry and makes you snort with laughter -- Noel Fielding * Sickeningly good. So confident, so stylish. An unacceptably witty and original debut -- Tim Key * The most convincing portrayal of the adolescent mind since Vernon God Little -- Ewan Morrison * Grow Up is absolutely knockout - Brooks has the timing of a genius stand-up comic. Top class -- Richard Milward Author Of Apples * This is a totally convincing portrait of being a wayward teenager now, that only a teenager could have written Dazed & Confused
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ben Brooks was born in 1992 and lives in Gloucestershire. He is also the author of five other books Grow Up, Fences, An Island of Fifty, The Kasahara School of Nihilism, and Upward Coast & Sadie. Brooks' work has been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, nominated for a Pushcart Prize and published in the Dzanc Best of the Web anthology.

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