New fiction: Modern Lovers

We review the new novel from the bestselling author Emma Straub


New fiction: Modern Lovers

Funny and full of cool observations that strike a chord, Emma Straub’s whip-smart look at the lives of two Brooklyn families gets to the heart of what growing up means.

Middle-aged Andrew, Zoe and Elizabeth used to be in a band, and are hoping to hold on to their youth by reforming.

Meanwhile, their children are about to make the same mistakes they did. It’s a brilliant dissection of mid-life crisis and youthful indiscretion. 

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub (Michael Joseph, £12.99) is out now.

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