The Adult [Hardcover] by Joe Stretch

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The strength of this novel lies not in its paradoxical nostalgia for a time that promised so much and delivered so little, but in its ideas about the present.
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Jim Thorne. He wants to understand love. His mum. Her three sisters have epic perms. And they're famous. Dad. Dad's focused on a vital question: Mario or Sonic? It's England, 1989-2009. So expect a little history. The dolphin's name is Dilly.
 

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Joe Stretch lives in Stockport.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Jonathan Cape (2 Aug 2012). 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Gavin James Bower on Aug 24 2012

The strength of this novel lies not in its paradoxical nostalgia for a time that promised so much and delivered so little, but in its ideas about the present.

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Reviewed by Ben East on Aug 04 2012

...The Adult threatens to become merely a timeline for a nostalgic thirtysomething – rather than the insightful state-of-the-nation novel it sometimes threatens to be.

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