Age of Consent

Amanda Brainerd (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$26.00  $23.92
Publisher
Viking
Publish Date
July 14, 2020
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.6 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781984879523
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About the Author

Amanda Brainerd lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, blocks from where she grew up, and attended The Nightingale-Bamford School before going on to graduate from Harvard College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Reviews

"A breathless time capsule of a book, Age of Consent is a coming-of-age period piece that feels very much of the now."
--Harper's Bazaar

"A total time machine--I loved it."
--Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where'd You Go Bernadette

"It's 1983, and best friends Justine and Eve want out of their miserable lives at their Connecticut boarding school, Griswold Academy. They soon find escape as they spend the summer in New York City to join Eve's childhood friend, India. All three then find themselves grappling with the power adults, like their parents, have over them."
--Cosmopolitan

"Brainerd eloquently captures the struggles of her teenage characters while simultaneously providing insight into their screwed up parents. Familiar, funny, and totally unforgettable."
--Molly Jong Fast, author of The Social Climber's Handbook

"A powerful, wildly entertaining story of friendship and identity set against the backdrop of the early 80's, an era which has uncanny parallels to today. Brainerd brilliantly captures the struggles of young women trying to find their way in a time when their parents and role models are in deep crisis. Age of Consent is both a juicy page turner and a haunting, personal portrait of an era."
--Aline Brosh McKenna, screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada and co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

"A witty, perceptive, and compulsively readable book about the cool girls I'd wish I'd been in high school."
--Patricia Marx, New Yorker staff writer and author of Him Her Him Again The End of Him

"In her striking debut, Amanda Brainerd conjures a cast of vibrant and troubled young characters who find themselves thrown into an adult world of money, treachery, and sexual politics. She captures the raw and painful tangle of female adolescence with emotional honesty and precision. Set in the 1980s, a tumultuous Age of Consent, and brimming with evocative detail, the story travels across the glittering and gritty landscapes of an elite boarding school and New York City, leading its vulnerable protagonists to the discovery that charmed lives often hide the most dangerous circumstances."
--Jane Mendelsohn, author of I Was Amelia Earhart