Catching the Sun

Author(s): Tony Parsons


Just how badly do you want to find paradise? When taxi driver Tom Finn is almost jailed for confronting two burglars in his own home, he leaves broken Britain and takes his wife and children to live on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand. Phuket is all the Finn family dreamed of -- a tropical paradise where the children swim with elephants, the gibbons sing love songs in the jungle, the Andaman Sea is like turquoise glass and this young family is free to grow. But both man-made disaster and the unleashed forces of nature shatter this tropical idyll. CATCHING THE SUN is a gripping, moving story of a family who go in search of Paradise -- and end up discovering themselves.

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Praise for Men From the Boys: 'Every bit as engaging and funny as Man and Boy' - Jane Fallon 'Parsons manages to astutely cut right to the heart of family life.' - Woman and Home '(A) funny, insightful and unforgettable book.' - She 'Tony Parsons gets inside the heads and hearts of modern men' - The Times 'By far the best book Parsons has written' - Guardian 'Yet another modern masterpiece' - News of the World 'A fab read giving a man's take on love, relationships and what it really means to be a father' - Grazia 'An accomplished piece of work' - Mail on Sunday 'It's a remarkable novel, compellingly told' - Mirror

Tony Parsons is the author of Man and Boy , winner of the Book of the Year prize. His subsequent novels - One For My Baby, Man and Wife, The Family Way, Stories We Could Tell, My Favourite Wife, Starting Over and Men from the Boys were all bestsellers. He lives in London.

General Fields

  • : 9780007327799
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : December 2011
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tony Parsons
  • : Paperback
  • : 2-Dec
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 384