Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked


What happens when a washed-up musician looks for another chance? And miles away, a restless woman looks for a change?


'A comic delight' Evening Standard

In 1986, legendary musician Tucker Crowe disappeared from the public eye and for 20 years, his rabid fans have speculated his whereabouts.

Annie lives in Gooleness, the north's answer to a question nobody asked, and has put fifteen years into a safe relationship with one such "Crowe-ologist", Duncan. And she wants her money back, please.

Then Tucker releases new material. Duncan thinks it's genius, Annie does not, and when she dares to go public with her dislike, there are unexpected, life-changing consequences for all three . . .

Juliet, Naked is a humblingly humorous novel about music, love, loneliness, and the struggle to live up to our own potential. If you like David Nicholls, David Sedaris and Jonathan Coe, you will love this book.

'Ingenious, funny and moving' Daily Mail

'Pitch-perfect' Observer

'Sharply funny, touching' Daily Telegraph


  • A wonderfully assured writer
    Sunday Times

About the author

Nick Hornby

NICK HORNBY is the bestselling author of eight novels, including Just Like You, High Fidelity and About a Boy, and several works of nonfiction including Fever Pitch. He has also written numerous award-winning screenplays for film and television including Brooklyn, Wild and, most recently, State of the Union.
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