William Taylor Spider: A novel

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He's long, lean, lanky, has all the right stuff but has never bothered to make the school rugby team. Yet Matthew Spider Trent has just been voted Number Ten on a teen magazine's list of the hottest hunks. He¹s got great mates, lusts after a gorgeous girl and on top of all this has an incredible musical talent. Everyone thinks Spider Trent's got it made but has he? Just a few more days and what will it be? Flat on my face? Knocked for six? Utter disaster? How did I get here in the first place? It's Spider's sixth form year, decisions must be made. Will his future be music? To whom can he turn for guidance? Beatrice McKenzie, his gifted and eccentric music teacher? The ghost of Ludwig van Beethoven, his larger than life idol? His family? A father he has never met and a sister who considers music a selfish option? His mother, Annabel Trent? Spider soon discovers something about his mother which throws their close relationship into painful confusion. <P>Spider takes a bold look at teenage identity and the nature of ambition, the disciplined routine of doing the miles. It is unafraid to deal with difficult topics and reverses the usual stories we tell ourselves about mothers and sons. Do we become adult by breaking away from our families, or does honesty set everyone free?
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