The Inseparables

Stuart Nadler. Little, Brown, $27 (352p) ISBN 978-0-316-33525-6
Nadler’s (Wise Men) perceptive novel of a modern family unraveling revolves around three generations of women. Henrietta Olyphant is a recently widowed women’s studies professor, and the author of a decades-old trashy, sexy novel called The Inseparables, which is set to be reissued. Oona, Henrietta’s daughter, is divorcing her husband. And Oona’s daughter, Lydia, has suffered the misfortune of having a topless photo of her spread like wildfire around her private school. Without her husband, Henrietta struggles to keep up appearances and is forced to sell her home and possessions to pay the bills. Lydia worries that the boy who stole the photo from her phone will continue to release scandalous photos of her. Oona complicates her sad divorce—and her relationship with her daughter—by getting romantically involved with her couples counselor. Throughout each scene, Nadler captures the awkwardness of growing older during all phases of life. The characters share humiliations, yet also find the resilience to move on. This novel contains plenty of romance, tension, and tenderness to make for a rich and compelling read. Agent: PJ Mark, Janklow & Nesbit Associates. (July)
Reviewed on: 04/04/2016
Release date: 07/19/2016
Genre: Fiction
Paperback - 352 pages - 978-0-316-33526-3
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