In her ruefully funny and wickedly perceptive debut novel, Alison Espach deftly dissects matters of the heart and captures the lives of children and adults as they come to terms with life, death, and love. At the center of this affluent suburban universe is Emily Vidal, a smart and snarky teenager, who gets involved in a suspect relationship with one of the adults after witnessing a suicide in her...
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Scribner; 1st edition (February 1, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2097172
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This is one of those books that totally snuck up on me. As I read it, I definitely enjoyed getting to know the characters and really wondered how the story would flow. And by the time I got to the closing chapters I realized how much I loved this boo...
od. Among the cast of unforgettable characters is Emily’s father, whose fiftieth birthday party has the adults descending upon the Vidal’s patio; her mother, who has orchestrated the elaborate party even though she and her husband are getting a divorce; and an assortment of eccentric neighbors, high school teachers, and teenagers who teem with anxiety and sexuality and an unbridled desire to be noticed, and ultimately loved.An irresistible chronicle of a modern young woman’s struggle to grow up, The Adults lays bare—in perfect pitch—a world where an adult and a child can so dangerously be mistaken for the same exact thing.