The adults
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Published:
New York : Scribner, 2011.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
307 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Boulder Main Adult Fiction
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Boulder Main Adult Fiction
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May 19, 2018
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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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781439191859
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APA Citation (style guide)

Espach, A. (2011). The adults. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Espach, Alison, 1984-. 2011. The Adults. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Espach, Alison, 1984-, The Adults. New York: Scribner, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Espach, Alison. The Adults. New York: Scribner, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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