Grown Ups

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Gallery/Scout Press
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

Emma Jane Unsworth has written two award-winning novels: Hungry, the Stars and Everything and Animals. She wrote the screenplay of Animals and the film, directed by Sophie Hyde and starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat, premiered at Sundance 2019 and was released in the UK later that year. She regularly writes essays for newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian Weekend. She also writes for television.


"Too funny, too clever, satisfyingly satirical, and with just the right amount of Zodiac chat, Grown Ups is incredible."
-Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie
"So funny, arch, and tender, this novel shows what really goes on beneath the shiny surface of our online lives. A must-read for anyone who has ever wondered what it means to be a daughter, a friend, or a mother, when sometimes you don't even know how to be yourself."
-Jessie Burton, New York Times bestselling author of The Miniaturist
"Dazzling observations and snarky one-liners, with a heroine who is vulnerable, funny, intelligent, and feels so real. I wish I'd written it!"
-Marian Keyes, internationally bestselling author of Anybody Out There?
"This book made me guffaw and took my breath away in equal, knocks-you-sideways measure. Confronting, heartbreaking, and hilarious--it is both a timely parable for modern anxiety as well as a timeless examination of men, women, sex, desire, friendship, family and the female psyche. I completely and utterly adored it."
-Dolly Alderton, internationally bestselling author of Everything I Know About Love
"Emma's insight into the complexities of thirtysomething womanhood in a time of social media floored me. I've never felt so seen by a book. Generous, tender, and moving--a must-read."
-Laura Jane Williams, author of Our Stop
"A sharp, funny tale of trying to be yourself in the age of Instagram."
-The Times (UK)
"Jenny McLaine is having something of a crisis when we meet her. This witty novel could not be more spot on for our day and age, told through texts, emails and social media posts as Jenny navigates floundering friendships, career failures and best of all, living again with her mother in her 30s."
-Newsweek, "40 Must-Read Fiction and Nonfiction Books to Savor This Spring"
"Jenny's voice is strong, sharp, occasionally disgusting, and alternately charming and horrifying as she narrates every one of her stumbles through life. A bracing look at a breakdown that's sometimes difficult to read but always completely captivating."
-Kirkus Reviews