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The Wrong Boy (2000)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 345386428X, Paperback)Der Tag, an dem der elfjährige Raymond Marks in einer Schulpause per Zufall das "Fliegenfangen" erfindet, ändert alles. Das harmlose Spiel führt für Raymond zu einem tragikomischen Leben als Außenseiter und Sonderling, bis er schließlich seine ganz persönliche Unabhängigkeitserklärung entwickelt.
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Raymond Marks is a normal boy, from a normal family, in a normal town. His father left home after falling in love with a five-string banjo; his fun-hating Gran believes she should have married Jean-Paul Sartre: "I could never read his books but y'could tell from his picture, there was nothing frivolous about Jean-Paul Sartre." Felonious Uncle Jason and Appalling Aunty Paula are lusting after the satellite dish; frogs are flattered on Failsworth Boulevard; and Sickening Sonia's being sick in the majestic cathedral of words.Raymond Marks is a normal boy. Until, on the banks of the Rochdale Canal, the fly-trapping craze begins and, for Raymond and his Mam, nothing is ever quite so normal again.In Raymond, prize-wining and internationally acclaimed playwright Willy Russell has created a character to rival his Shirley Valentine and Educating Rita.
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