About a Boy

What is the main conflict in About a Boy by Nick Hornby?

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Will, who is responsibility free at thirty six and living off the proceeds of his father’s career at thirty six, is pretending to be the father of a two year old boy so he can date the women of a single parent’s support group without commitment. Marcus is a 12 year old boy in desperate need of a good friend and mentor as his life is unraveling both at school and at home with single mom Fiona.