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The boy with the perpetual nervousness : a memoir of an adolescence
The boy with the perpetual nervousness : a memoir of an adolescence
Caveney, Graham2018
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Graham Caveney was born in 1964 in Accrington: a town in the north of England, formerly known for its cotton mills, now mainly for its football team. Armed with his generic Northern accent and a record collection including the likes of the Buzzcocks and Joy Division, Caveney spent a portion of his youth pretending he was from Manchester. That is, until confronted by someone from Manchester (or anyone who had been to Manchester or anyone who knew anything at all about Manchester) at which point he would give up and admit the truth. In 'The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness,' Caveney describes growing up as a member of the 'Respectable Working Class'. From aspiring altar boy to Kafka-quoting adolescent, his is the story of a teenage boy's obsession with music, a love affair with books, and how he eventually used them to plot his way out of his home town.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Picador, 2018.
Collation:
300 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2017.
ISBN:
9781509830688 (pbk)
Dewey class:
362.76092B/CAV362.76092
Local class:
G3
Language:
English
BRN:
2647036
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