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The Awkward Age

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The Awkward Age by Francesca Segal
  • Hardcover $27.00

    May 16, 2017 | 368 Pages

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    May 16, 2017 | 368 Pages

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    May 16, 2017 | 660 Minutes

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    May 16, 2017 | 670 Minutes

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“Francesca Segal is precise and funny, and The Awkward Age is brimming with keen observations of the highest order—the clever, the sore, and the sublime.” —Emma Straub, New York Times­-bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers

“By turns tender, brutal, mordantly funny, and heartbreaking, The Awkward Age is preternaturally knowing about fractured families, and young, middle-aged, and elder love. Every sentence is gorgeously, masterfully written. I loved it as I’ve loved no other recent novel. Francesca Segal is a major novelist.”—Peter Nichols, nationally bestselling author of The Rocks
A beguiling story about the oceans between family members, generations, and continents and the journeys we make to reach each other on the other side.” —Ramona Ausubel, author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty and No One is Here Except All of Us

“Segal’s prose is clear and precise and the novel is so engrossing it’s hard to put down.” —Kirkus (starred review)
“Readers who enjoyed Holly Chamberlin’s The Season of Us and the works of Meg Wolitzer and Matthew Norman will adore this frank and unfiltered glimpse inside one family’s struggles and successes.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Love and romance in all their difficult, volatile combinations have no limits in this multigenerational dissection of the eternal conundrum of life: what brings us together can tear us apart. Prize-winning author Segal offers no easy answers in this compassionate novel that surprises until the very end.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“A briskly paced, highly entertaining story… Segal has a keen eye for social satire and home truths.” —Omnivoracious, the Amazon Book Review 

“This observant comedy of manners about a contemporary blended family by the author of The Innocents is deepened by the author’s compassion for her self-deluded characters . . . If adolescence is ‘fraught with awkwardness,’ Segal ably demonstrates that adulthood is as well.” —Publishers Weekly

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