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Eleven-year-old music superstar Jonny Valentine lives in a bubble of packed arenas, luxury suites, and screaming fans. Accompanied by his hard-partying, youth-obsessed manager (who is also his mother), and a bodyguard who is possibly his only friend, Jonny travels America on his sell-out tour, never going anywhere alone, trying to find his absent father, and playing his favourite video game; all whilst contemplating the possibility of returning to school to lead a normal life for a while.

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine - Teddy Wayne

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Title
The Love Song of Jonny Valentine
Author
Teddy Wayne
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Duckworth Overlook
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20130509

Eleven-year-old music superstar Jonny Valentine lives in a bubble of packed arenas, luxury suites, and screaming fans. Accompanied by his hard-partying, youth-obsessed manager (who is also his mother), and a bodyguard who is possibly his only friend, Jonny travels America on his sell-out tour, never going anywhere alone, trying to find his absent father, and playing his favourite video game; all whilst contemplating the possibility of returning to school to lead a normal life for a while.

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Teddy Wayne is the author of the novel Kapitoil (Duckworth) and is the recipient of a 2011 Whiting Writers' Award and an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, and was the 2011 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize runner-up and a finalist for the 2011 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He is a graduate of Harvard and Washington University in St. Louis, where he taught fiction and creative nonfiction writing. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time, Esquire, McSweeney's, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He lives in New York.

More than a scabrous sendup of American celebrity culture; its also a poignant portrait of one young artists coming of age
New York Times

Type
BOOK
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
304

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