Publication Date: 18/02/2021 ISBN: 9780008334635 Category:


Emma Jane Unsworth

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 18/02/2021 ISBN: 9780008334635 Category:
Paperback / Softback





‘AN AMAZING WRITER’ Margot Robbie*


‘DAZZLING’ Marian Keyes

‘WITTY’ Guardian

‘HEARTBREAKING’ Dolly Alderton

‘INCREDIBLE’ Candice Carty-Williams

Jenny McLaine:
* can’t afford her mortgage since her ex moved out
* is about to get dumped by her best friend
* spends all day online-stalking women with picture-perfect lives

And now her mother has appeared on her doorstep, unbidden, to save the day…

Is Jenny ready to grow up and rescue herself this time?

UK’s #6 bestselling hardback, The Sunday Times chart 9th February 2020

*Margot Robbie talking about Adults, as quoted in CHANEL’s short film segment, ‘In the library with Margot Robbie’

Publisher Review

'Jaunty, witty, sexy and funny ... [Unsworth's] writing surprises, delights and moves. I will remember, for a long time, this novel's lacerating wit and its melancholy sorrow' GUARDIAN 'Adults is hilarious ... that this novel is so relatable is what makes it such a page-turner. Heartwarming and heartbreaking' STYLIST 'Unsworth dazzlingly skewers modern life ... This deserves to be gleefully quoted' SUNDAY TIMES 'Virtuoso ... Unsworth sparkles... like the very best of her kind, she creates a world complex enough that in the echoes of our laughter are also relatability, wistfulness, even hope' OBSERVER 'I LOVED it! Dazzling observations & snarky one-liners, with a heroine who is vulnerable, funny, intelligent & feels SO REAL I WISH I'd written it!' MARIAN KEYES 'Adults is a sharp, funny novel about floundering in a social-media world where everyone else seems to be flying ... [Unsworth] nails the anguish of losing a future and figuring yourself out. Adults is witty, clever and a bit frightening. Unsworth had me rooting for Jenny to like herself' THE TIMES 'Confronting, heartbreaking and hilarious ... I completely & utterly adored it' DOLLY ALDERTON 'Brilliant' WOMAN'S HOUR BBC RADIO 4 'As empathetic as it is energising ... Superb' DAILY MAIL 'Funny, arch & tender .... A must-read' JESSIE BURTON 'Funny, sad and often very wise' METRO 'Hilarious & heartbreaking' RED 'Too funny, too clever, satisfyingly satirical & with just the right amount of Zodiac chat, ADULTS is incredible' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS 'Adults is a sharp, dark and frequently very funny story of mothers and daughters'i NEWS 'Unique, hilarious ... I loved it' HOLLY BOURNE 'As funny as it is scary . . . a very clever, and frequently sad, story of addiction hiding in plain sight: Instagram' JUNO DAWSON 'Hilarious' DAILY MAIL

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