By Tony Parsons
"A fabulously engaging and exciting novel about a man who has to learn about life and love the hard way.
Harry Silver has it all. A successful job in TV, a gorgeous wife, a lovely child. And in one moment of madness, he chucks it all away.
Man and Boy is the story of how he comes to terms with his life and achieves a degree of self-respect, bringing up his son alone and, gradually, learning what words like love and family really mean."
(Above taken from here).
I really enjoyed this book. As it says on the page linked to above, "it is very well written, pacy, funny, and heart-breakingly moving."