The Resource Modern lovers, Emma Straub

Modern lovers, Emma Straub

Label
Modern lovers
Title
Modern lovers
Statement of responsibility
Emma Straub
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the New York Times' bestselling author of The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college--their own kids now going to college--and what it means to finally grow up well after adulthood has set in. Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose--about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them--can never be reclaimed. Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions--be they food, or friendship, or music--never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us"--
Summary
Three friends and former college bandmates struggle with the midlife difficulties of managing the sexuality, independence, and secrets of their young-adult children against painful memories of a friend who soared and fell without them
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Writing style
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10481462
Cataloging source
DLC
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Straub, Emma
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged persons
  • Parent and adult child
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Man-woman relationships
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Modern lovers, Emma Straub
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn925397946
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
356 pgs.
Isbn
9781594634673
Lccn
2016002756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)925397946
Label
Modern lovers, Emma Straub
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn925397946
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
356 pgs.
Isbn
9781594634673
Lccn
2016002756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)925397946

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