A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Meet Martin, JJ, Jess, and Maureen. Four people who come together on New Year’s Eve: a former TV talk show host, a musician, a teenage girl, and a mother. Three are British, one is American. They encounter one another on the roof of Topper’s House, a London destination famous as the last stop for those ready to end their lives.

In four distinct and riveting first-person voices, Nick Hornby tells a story of four individuals confronting the limits of choice, circumstance, and their own mortality. This is a tale of connections made and missed, punishing regrets, and the grace of second chances.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Ableism
  • Homomisia
  • Victim blaming
  • Slut shaming
  • Paedophilia
  • Statutory rape
  • Depression
  • Suicide mentioned
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