One Last Thing Before I Go

by Jonathan Tropper

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The author of How to Talk to a Widower brings us another witty, impeccably well observed tale of modern America. Silver is a divorced 44 year old who finds out his only daughter is pregnant (which will put more than a wrinkle in her plans to take Princeton by storm) and he has a fatal heart condition.  What can he do to make the best of things in his time left? Laugh-out-loud funny and tear-jerkingly sad great for fans of David Nicholls or Nick Hornby.

One Last Thing Before I Go Synopsis

Meet Silver. Forty-four, divorced and living alone. His once celebrated music career is now a faded memory and his ex-wife is about to marry another man. The only good thing in Silver's life is his Princeton-bound teenage daughter, Casey - and she would probably say the exact opposite about him. So in Silver's opinion, things could be going better ...a lot better. Then Casey drops a bombshell: she's pregnant. Yes, it was her first time, and, no, she hasn't told her mom. Silver knows things have got to change, and when he discovers he has a fatal heart condition that means he could drop dead at any minute, he decides it's time to make a list: 1. Be a better father 2. Be a better man 3. Fall in love 4. Die But the question is, can Silver rebuild his life, regain the respect of his family, and be there for Casey when she needs him most, or has he left it all too late?

One Last Thing Before I Go Press Reviews

'Genuinely very funny, as well as engaging and rather moving' DAIL MAIL

'Witty story of Silver, a lonely middle-aged ex-rockstar with a pregnant teenage daughter.' HEAT

'Another tear-jerker that's told with great wit, this time written from a bloke's point of view. Jonathan has been a pick on the Richard and Judy Book Club before, and this is a nicely observed poignant take on learning to be a man and a father before time runs out.' STAR magazine

'Tropper is a master of the mid-life male coming-of-age story, and his latest is full of the charm and wit his readers cherish' BOOKLIST

'It's amazing what can happen in the hands of the casually brilliant author... Read and weep with laughter' ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

'A poignant story about facing death and celebrating life, even when things seem well beyond repair' THE DAILY BEAST

'Eminently quotable, hilariously funny, and emotionally draining, this arresting tour de force will entertain well after the book is done'
LIBRARY JOURNAL

'A tender and unexpectedly hilarious take on the messiness of family life'
PEOPLE

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ISBN: 9781409128793
Publication date: 13/03/2014
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

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Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409128793
Publication date: 13th March 2014
Author: Jonathan Tropper
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jonathan Tropper

Jonathan Tropper was born and raised in Riverdale, New York. He attended the creative writing program at New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science, where he received a Masters degree. His novels have been translated into more than ten languages. He lives with his wife and children in Westchester, New York, and teaches writing at Manhattanville College.   Author photo © Greg Yaitanes

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