Share via Email In many ways, the premise for this, Nick Hornby's sixth novel, seems typically enticing. In a washed-up British seaside town with the fittingly dead name of Gooleness, Annie and Duncan have stewed for 15 years in a relationship that feels similarly lifeless, partly because it contains a third person. Duncan has long been obsessed with a s American singer-songwriter called Tucker Crowe who, after Juliet his "legendary break-up album" , sank mysteriously from view, never recording or appearing in public again. This has only intensified the admiration of his mainly male, fortysomething fanbase.
Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn't. Duncan really loves Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanish singer-songwriter who stopped making music ten years ago. Annie stops loving Duncan, and starts getting her own life. In doing so, she initiates an e-mail correspondence with Tucker, and a connection is forged between tw Annie loves Duncan — or thinks she does. In doing so, she initiates an e-mail correspondence with Tucker, and a connection is forged between two lonely people who are looking for more out of what they've got.
Plot[ edit ] Duncan, an obsessive music fan, receives a CD of 'Juliet, Naked', an album of solo acoustic demos of the songs on the album 'Juliet' by his favourite artist, Tucker Crowe. Duncan's girlfriend Annie opens it first and listens to it on her own. Duncan is angry, especially when she expresses her dislike for it.