Marie Aubert, Rosie Hedger
Ida is a forty-year-old architect, single and starting to panic – all she sees are other people’s children, everywhere. On a family holiday in the idyllic Nowegian countryside, she’s rapidly regressing, picking fights with her sister Marthe and flirting with Marthe’s husband,
But when some supposedly wonderful news from Marthe sends tensions rocketing, Ida is forced to finally recognise that there’s more than one way to grow up.
Funny and unexpectedly devastating, Grown Ups is for anyone who has ever felt the fear of being overtaken and who has had to mark out new milestones of their own.
"This is cringe-comedy at its finest, with Aubert's wry observations cranking things up well beyond eleven. Venomous. Bitchy. Brilliant." --The Independent "Drily funny and emotionally gripping, it's the perfect summer read. --British Vogue "A succinct and thought-provoking exploration of the family unit and how it shapes individual lives." --Sarah Gilmartin, The Irish Times "Exploring the modern themes of dating apps and egg freezing, this is a real page turner with the impressive ability to be both hilarious and devastating." -- Sophie Morris, the Independent "...a really sensitive and thoughtful evocation of a sibling relationship, a family relationship, and an experience that women go through regardless of what walk of life they're living. That was something that I just felt would have a very wide resonance." --Hannah Westland, on BBC Radio 4's Open Book
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