Town House: A Novel

Paperback | April 26, 2007

byTish Cohen

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"Its official title is Town House, but in Hollywood they're already calling Tish Cohen's novel About a Girl." -The Globe and Mail.

Jack Madigan should be leading an enviable life. He's the sole heir of a '70s rock icon. He lives with his retro-obsessed teenage son, Harlan, in a once-magnificent Boston town house. But now 36, Jack's painting career is buckling under a raging case of agoraphobia. And when the foreclosure notice arrives, Jack must face losing the only home he's ever known-and his only safe zone. When Jack's ex-wife announces that Harlan would be better off living with her and her vitamin-enriched fiancé, Jack has to figure out how to deter the perky, inexperienced real-estate agent, hold on to his house, keep his son at home, and-through the tenacity of the little girl next door-finally step out onto the sidewalk.

Fox 2000 swooped in to pre-empt the film rights while Town House was still on submission to publishers. Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions is set to produce the movie and Pulitzer Prize- winning screenwriter Doug Wright (Memoirs of a Geisha) is adapting the screenplay. A book with the ability to both entertain and move us, Town House is a smart, acerbic novel bursting with heart and quirky charm.

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"Its official title is Town House, but in Hollywood they're already calling Tish Cohen's novel About a Girl." -The Globe and Mail.Jack Madigan should be leading an enviable life. He's the sole heir of a '70s rock icon. He lives with his retro-obsessed teenage son, Harlan, in a once-magnificent Boston town house. But now 36, Jack's pain...

Tish Cohen is the author of Inside Out Girl, a Globe and Mail bestseller, and Town House, a regional finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. Town House is currently in development as a feature film with Fox 2000, with Ridley Scott as producer. Cohen has also written three novels for younger readers -- The Invi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.8 inPublished:April 26, 2007Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0002008076

ISBN - 13:9780002008075

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?An original portrait of a pathetic man that is at times sardonicallycomic and humanly poignant. Never straying into sentimentality orveering off into ludicrousness, Cohen?s Jack Madigan is a threedimensional,albeit anomalous, lost soul of our modern, twisted,fractured society.? (Rex Pickett, bestselling author of Sideways)