Modern Lovers by Emma Straub [Ebook]

Modern LoversAuthor: Emma Straub
Title: Modern Lovers
Print Length: 368
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in.Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy property, and start families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch – of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool – to their own teenage offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her girl-next-door smile, rich-kid Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and beautiful Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same Brooklyn neighbourhood and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose can never be reclaimed. Straub packs wisdom and insight and humour together in a satisfying book about neighbours and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions – be they food, or friendship, or music – never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us.Praise for Modern Lovers: ‘[Modern Lovers] has the smart, cool sensibility of Straub’s other novels, and you’re sure to love this one just as much’ Elle ‘A lovely, satisfying early-summer read’ EW.com ‘Thoughtful and hilarious, Modern Lovers proves growing up doesn’t stop in adulthood’ Real Simple ‘Beach-ready’ Flavorwire ‘[Straub] sets her observational wit on three middle-aged friends (former college bandmates) who find themselves in a crisis of identity as their now-grown children head off to college themselves’ Huffington Post ‘What happens when you age out of your cool. . . With the multigenerational structure, it would be easy to compare Straub to other masters of the genre like Meg Wolitzer or Jennifer Egan, but she’s already a master in her own right after The Vacationers, so Modern Lovers should prove to be a witty romp’ The Millions ‘Wise and often hilarious, Modern Lovers is a testament to how the passions and secrets of our youth can last well into adulthood’ Buzzfeed ‘[Straub is] a precise and observant writer whose supple prose carries the story along without a snag. Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch. . . it’s a pleasure spending time with them’ Kirkus (starred review) ‘Straub spins her lighthearted but psychologically perceptive narrative with a sure touch as she captures the vibes of midlife, middle-class angst and the raging hormones of youth. . . Readers will devour this witty and warmly satisfying novel’ Publishers Weekly (starred review) ‘Devilishly observed’ Booklist (starred review) ‘Sprinkled with humour and insight, this is a Brooklyn novel with heart’ Library Journal (starred review) Praise for The Vacationers:’For those unable to jet off to a Spanish island this summer, reading The Vacationers may be the next-best thing. . . . [A] gorgeously written novel . . . When I turned the last page, I felt as I often do when a vacation is over: grateful for the trip and mourning its end’ The New York Times Book Review ‘There’s nothing more addictive than a darkly funny dysfunctional domestic drama. Straub’s novel-set during a fraught family vacation in Mallorca-is pretty much the perfect beach read’ Entertainment Weekly ‘Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author’ People (four stars)’A gorgeous and witty storyteller’ Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray Love…

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