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Meeting the English

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"In response to a job advertisement, Struan Robertson, orphan, genius, and just seventeen, leaves his dour native town in Scotland, and arrives in London in the freakishly hot summer of 1989. His job, he finds, is to care for playwright and one-time literary star Phillip Prys, dumbfounded and paralyzed by a massive stroke, because, though two teenage children, two wives, and a literary agent all rattle 'round Phillip's large house, they are each too busy with their peculiar obsessions to do it themselves. As the city bakes, Struan finds himself tangled in a midsummer's dream of mistaken identity, giddying property prices, wild swimming, and overwhelming passions. For everyone, it is to be a life-changing summer. Meeting the English is a bright book about dark subjects--a tale about kindness and its limits, told with love. Spiked with witty dialogue and jostling with gleeful, zesty characters, it is a glorious debut novel from an acclaimed writer of poetry, non-fiction, and short stories"--
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subject_facetBildungsromans
Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- Fiction
Coming of age. -- Fiction
Electronic books
London (England) -- Fiction
Mistaken identity -- Fiction
Orphans -- Fiction
People with disabilities -- Fiction
Teenage boys -- England -- London -- Fiction
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topic_facetCerebrovascular disease
Coming of age
Electronic books
Mistaken identity
Orphans
Patients
People with disabilities
Teenage boys