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The Adults

The Adults

(2011)
A novel by

 
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 neighborhood. 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: The Adults: A Novel
Author(s): Alison Espach
ISBN: 1-4391-9185-9 / 978-1-4391-9185-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The Adults: A Novel
Author(s): Alison Espach
ISBN: 1-4391-9186-7 / 978-1-4391-9186-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Adults
Author(s): Alison Espach
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   

February 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Adults: A Novel
Author(s): Alison Espach
ISBN: 1-61120-013-X / 978-1-61120-013-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Adults: A Novel
Author(s): Alison Espach
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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