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Losing It - A Novel

Emma Rathbone

"Wise and witty... Losing It is cringingly insightful about sex and dating and all the ways we tie ourselves into knots over both." --The New York Times Book Review A hilarious novel that Maggie Shipstead calls "charming... witty and insightful," about a woman who still has her virginity at the age of twenty-six, and the summer she's determined to lose it-and find herself. Julia Greenfield has a problem: she's twenty-six years old and she's still a virgin. Sex ought to be easy. People have it all the time! But, without meaning to, she made it through college and into adulthood with her virginity intact. Something's got to change. To re-route herself from her stalled life, Julia travels to spend the summer with her mysterious aunt Vivienne in North Carolina. It's not long, however, before she unearths a confounding secret-her 58 year old aunt is a virgin too. In the unrelenting heat of the southern summer, Julia becomes fixated on puzzling out what could have lead to Viv's appalling condition, all while trying to avoid the same fate. For readers of Rainbow Rowell and Maria Semple, and filled with offbeat characters and subtle, wry humor, Losing It is about the primal fear that you just. might. never. meet. anyone. It's about desiring something with the kind of obsessive fervor that almost guarantees you won't get it. It's about the blurry lines between sex and love, and trying to figure out which one you're going for. And it's about the decisions-and non-decisions-we make that can end up shaping a life.

"Wise and witty... Losing It is cringingly insightful about sex and dating and all the ways we tie ourselves into knots over both." --The New York Times Book Review A hilarious novel that Maggie Shipstead calls "charming... witty and insightful," about a woman who still has her virginity at the age of twenty-six, and the summer she's determined to lose it-and find herself. Julia Greenfield has a problem: she's twenty-six years old and she's still a virgin. Sex ought to be easy. People have it all the time! But, without meaning to, she made it through college and into adulthood with her virginity intact. Something's got to change. To re-route herself from her stalled life, Julia travels to spend the summer with her mysterious aunt Vivienne in North Carolina. It's not long, however, before she unearths a confounding secret-her 58 year old aunt is a virgin too. In the unrelenting heat of the southern summer, Julia becomes fixated on puzzling out what could have lead to Viv's appalling condition, all while trying to avoid the same fate. For readers of Rainbow Rowell and Maria Semple, and filled with offbeat characters and subtle, wry humor, Losing It is about the primal fear that you just. might. never. meet. anyone. It's about desiring something with the kind of obsessive fervor that almost guarantees you won't get it. It's about the blurry lines between sex and love, and trying to figure out which one you're going for. And it's about the decisions-and non-decisions-we make that can end up shaping a life.
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"Wise and witty... Losing It is cringingly insightful about sex and dating and all the ways we tie ourselves into knots over both." --The New York Times Book Review A hilarious novel that Maggie Shipstead calls "charming... witty and insightful," about a woman who still has her virginity at the age of twenty-six, and the summer she's determined to lose it-and find herself. Julia Greenfield has a problem: she's twenty-six years old and she's still a virgin. Sex ought to be easy. People have it all the time! But, without meaning to, she made it through college and into adulthood with her virginity intact. Something's got to change. To re-route herself from her stalled life, Julia travels to spend the summer with her mysterious aunt Vivienne in North Carolina. It's not long, however, before she unearths a confounding secret-her 58 year old aunt is a virgin too. In the unrelenting heat of the southern summer, Julia becomes fixated on puzzling out what could have lead to Viv's appalling condition, all while trying to avoid the same fate. For readers of Rainbow Rowell and Maria Semple, and filled with offbeat characters and subtle, wry humor, Losing It is about the primal fear that you just. might. never. meet. anyone. It's about desiring something with the kind of obsessive fervor that almost guarantees you won't get it. It's about the blurry lines between sex and love, and trying to figure out which one you're going for. And it's about the decisions-and non-decisions-we make that can end up shaping a life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jorjeana Marie

Length:

7h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:12


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:41


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:42


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:54


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:28