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The One-in-a-Million Boy

The One-in-a-Million Boy

作者 : Monica Wood

出版社 : HEADLINE

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定價 : NT 440

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有時候,共享失落是重新找回自己的方式

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每週六早晨,11歲的男孩都會到104歲的Ona家幫忙。在他補充鳥飼料、整理庭院小屋時,他和老奶奶分享各項金氏世界紀錄,而老奶奶則向她述說自己的人生故事,包括隱藏了數十年的秘密。然而,那天小男孩卻沒有出現,讓Ona深感失望。按門鈴的,是小男孩的爸爸Quinn。

吉他手Quinn多年來跟隨樂團在各地表演,將前妻Belle和11歲的兒子拋在家中。當兒子驟逝,他決定接續他未完成的童軍榮譽徽章的達成條件,畢竟兒子在世時,他從來不是位好父親。他與Ona成為朋友,也因此逐漸認識從未真正了解的兒子。然後,為了完成兒子的遺願──讓Ona打破金氏世界紀錄,Quinn、Belle和Ona踏上了意想不到的公路旅程……

THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY by Monica Wood is for anyone who loves to laugh, cry, and think about how extraordinary ordinary life can be. Not to be missed by readers who loved THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY, ELIZABETH IS MISSING or THE SHOCK OF THE FALL. 'A lovely, quirky novel about misfits across generations' Daily Mail

The story of your life never starts at the beginning. Don't they teach you anything at school?

So says 104-year-old Ona to the 11-year-old boy who's been sent to help her out every Saturday morning. As he refills the bird feeders and tidies the garden shed, Ona tells him about her long life, from first love to second chances. Soon she's confessing secrets she has kept hidden for decades.

One Saturday, he doesn't show up. Ona starts to think he's not so special after all, but then his father Quinn arrives on her doorstep, determined to finish his son's good deed. The boy's mother is not so far behind. Ona is set to discover that even at her age the world can surprise you, and that sometimes sharing a loss is the only way to find yourself again.
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