The literary debut from the author of 'Little Children', 'Election' and 'The Abstinence Teacher'.

Tom Perrotta's first novel takes readers to semi-fictional 'Cranwood', in small-town New Jersey. Set between fall 1969 and the summer of 1980, 'Bad Haircut' consists of ten tales; reflecting a coming-of-age in the 'kitsch' era of platforms and disco.

The novel charts the struggles of a boy called Buddy with the timeless mysteries of sex, death, parents -- and, of course, bad haircuts -- as he grows from Cub Scout to college kid. A touching collection of tales, 'Bad Haircut' is Perrotta's perfect observation of the tribulations and tenderness of adolescence.


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  • Publication Details
    Publisher:
    HarperCollins Publishers

    Imprint:
    Harper Perennial

    Publication Date:
    2009

    Available in:
    New Zealand

  • Format
    OverDrive Read

    Adobe EPUB eBook
    1.6 MB

  • Tom Perrotta (Author)

    Tom Perrotta is the author of several works of fiction, including ‘Little Children’, ‘Joe College’ and ‘Election’. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

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