Grown Ups (Paperback)
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Grown Ups (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 03/06/2021
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Ida is a forty-year-old architect, single and struggling with the feeling of panic as she realises her chances of motherhood are rapidly falling away from her. She's navigating Tinder and contemplating freezing her eggs - but tries to put a pause on these worries as she heads out to the family country cabin for her mother's 65th birthday. That is, until some supposedly wonderful news from her sister sets old tensions simmering, building to an almighty clash between Ida and her sister, her mother, and her entire family. Exhilarating, funny, and unexpectedly devastating, Grown Ups gets up close and personal with a dysfunctional modern family.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782276531
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


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'Grown Ups is a beautiful, slim but powerful look at the complicated process of deciding whether to start a family, while navigating your existing family. The portrayal of the sister relationship is one of the best and most resonant I've ever read' - Nell Frizzell, author of THE PANIC YEARS

'GROWN UPS take a sharp, cool, and funny look at ageing, fertility, and family in all its forms. A perfect novel for a time when we're all wondering who we are and what comes next.' - Jean Hannah Edelstein, author of THIS REALLY ISN'T ABOUT YOU

'Sharp, funny, very poignant, and full of smart observations about family dynamics' - MIRANDA WARD, author of ADRIFT

'A quiet, almost thrillerish, family story that Aubert lightly and elegantly steers towards disaster' - Johanna Frid, Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

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“Short, sharp and darkly moving debut”

It's amazing to me that this book is only 160 pages long, as it covers so much ground. Grown Ups is ostensibly about modern life as a single woman contemplating motherhood, but it's also about families,... More

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“Short but startling”

Ida is a woman in her early 40s who is a bit unmoored and unsure what she wants from her life, leading her to try and freeze her eggs in case she wants children. She's unpredictable, wilder than her strait-laced... More

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“Grown ups or forever teenagers?”

Ida and Marthe are sisters. They’re grown-ups now but they still fall into teenage behaviours like only siblings can do.

Grown Ups is a debut novel about sisterhood and motherhood in a time where we feel like we have... More

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