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Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

On October 21, 2016

By Sophia Whitfield

From the New York Times bestseller comes an entertaining novel that reflects with humour the difficulties of growing older.

Friends Elizabeth, Andrew and Zoe met in college. They were hip member of a band. Since college they have watched each other grow up and live only minutes from each other. Elizabeth, the intelligent cool singer, married Andrew, the rich kid desperate to break free from the trappings of his parents wealth. Zoe was the lesbian everyone adored. She married Jane and together they settled down with their daughter Ruby.

Now nearing fifty, they all live in the same Brooklyn neighbourhood engrossed in their own lives.

When Ruby and Harry, Elizabeth and Andrew’s son, start to hang out their parents are forced to return to their youth.

At the same time as young love is flourishing, Straub describes the disintegrating marriages of both parents. Straub strikes a chord with her reflection on middle age as she juxtaposes it against the lives of two youthful teenagers.

The book takes place during one long summer and brings to life the bohemian lifestyle in Brooklyn.

A thoughtful novel that examines parenthood and life as an adult with all the trappings. Buy the book here in Australia and here in the UK.

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