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Family Way by Tony Parsons
  

Family Way

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To have or to have not, baby or no baby? Tony Parsons tackles the burning question from the different points of view of three couples and discovers Mother Nature can be one hell of a bitch! Heartwarming, sensitive and oh so true, this is modern living to a tee.

Comparison: Nick Hornby, John O’Farrell, John Harding.
Similar this month: Matthew Sharpe, Pauline McLynn.

If you like Tony Parsons you might also like to read books by Roddy Doyle, Simon Kerlow and Simon Kernick.

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Synopsis

Family Way by Tony Parsons

IT SHOULD BE THE MOST NATURAL THING IN THE WORLD

Paulo loves Jessica. He thinks that they are complete - a family of two. But Jessica can't be happy until she has a baby, and the baby stubbornly refuses to come. Can a man and a woman ever really be a family?

Megan doesn't love her boyfriend anymore. After a one-night stand, she finds that even a trainee doctor can slip up on family planning. Should you bring a child into the world if you don't love its father?

Cat loves her life. After bringing up her two youngest sisters, all she craves is freedom. Her older boyfriend has done the family thing before and is in no rush to do it all again. But can a modern woman really find true happiness without ever being in the family way?

Three sisters. Three couples. Two pregnancies. Six men and women struggling with sex, love and the meaning of family.

Reviews

His best since the very fine Man and Boy’ GQ

‘Parsons goes head to head with controversial issue after controversial issue...jam-packed with Parsons’ trademark perceptiveness and sensitivity’ Daily Mirror

‘Heartwarming and highly recommended...his most sensitive book yet’ Heat

‘His stories show all too well how we muddle along in search of love and fulfilment, and when we fluff it...sometimes that’s just because it’s easier’ Observer

‘Unquestionably readable and perfect for whiling away the hours’ Daily Mail

About the Author

Tony Parsons

Tony Parsons left school at sixteen and his first job in journalism was at the New Musical Express. His first journalism after leaving the NME was when he was embedded with the Vice Squad at 27 Savile Row, West End Central. The roots of the DC Max Wolfe series started here. Since then he has become an award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into more than forty languages. The Murder Bag, the first novel in the DC Max Wolfe series, went to number one on first publication in the UK. The Slaughter Man was also a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Tony Parsons by Mary Hogarth.

Author photograph © Bill Waters

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Book Info

Publication date

4th April 2005

Author

Tony Parsons

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Books for the Boys
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007151240

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