The Latecomer


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$18.99  $17.66
Celadon Books
Publish Date
5.59 X 8.34 X 1.21 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Jean Hanff Korelitz is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Plot, You Should Have Known (which aired on HBO in October 2020 as The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and Donald Sutherland), Admission (adapted as a film in 2013 starring Tina Fey), The Devil and Webster, The White Rose, The Sabbathday River and A Jury of Her Peers, as well as Interference Powder, a novel for children. Her company BOOKTHEWRITER hosts Pop-Up Book Groups in which small groups of readers discuss new books with their authors. She lives in New York City with her husband, Irish poet Paul Muldoon.


"Jean Hanff Korelitz is an ambidextrous writer: not only can she write a tight and absorbing literary thriller like The Plot, but with The Latecomer she draws us in again, this time with her ease, grace and wit, in a satisfying novel that spans generations, lives, and fates."
--Meg Wolitzer, The New York Times bestselling author of The Female Persuasion

"If this novel is funny, it is also cutting, a nearly forensic study of family conflict. Husband and wife are at odds; children pull away not only from their parents but from one another. Nimbly, Korelitz juggles the stories of each parent and child, weaving a tapestry of secrets, antipathies and private quests. ... It's testament to Korelitz's achievement that her novel leaves us wanting more."
--New York Times Book Review

"By the time we're done with these siblings, their lives have been turned inside out, and all their stored-up junk and secret treasures have been sorted, culled and curated for this immensely enjoyable sojourn with a truly memorable family."
--Ron Charles, The Washington Post, "Jean Hanff Korelitz's 'The Latecomer' offers wit in triplicate"

"It's a marvelous story full of plot twists, intricacies, and depth in events that the reader will not see coming. Perfect for fans of character-based novels such as those by Sally Rooney or Lauren Groff."
--Library Journal

"Korelitz (The Plot) returns with an irresistible dramedy of errors about a singularly unhappy family. This is a sizzler."
--Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review

"It's a slow burn, but this complex and layered story of the Oppenheimer family is worth hanging on...."
--Good Housekeeping, "The 30 Best and Most-Anticipated Books of 2022 (So Far)"

"An ingenious family epic."
--Oprah Daily

"[A] dazzling work of literary excellence from master of the written word Jean Hanff Korelitz."
--Good Morning America, "15 new reads to add to your reading list this month"

"Korelitz (The Plot) enthralls once again with this delicious family saga."

"The author of "The Plot" returns with a novel that skewers privilege and offers delights on every page."
--Oprah Daily