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Alison Espach

In her ruefully funny and wickedly perceptive debut novel, Alison Espach deftly dissects matters of the heart and captures the lives of children and adults as they come to terms with life, death, and love. At the center of this affluent suburban universe is Emily Vidal, a smart and snarky teenager, who gets involved in a suspect relationship with one of the adults after witnessing a suicide in her neighborhood. Among the cast of unforgettable characters is Emily's father, whose fiftieth birthday party has the adults descending upon the Vidal's patio; her mother, who has orchestrated the elaborate party even though she and her husband are getting a divorce; and an assortment of eccentric neighbors, high school teachers, and teenagers who teem with anxiety and sexuality and an unbridled desire to be noticed, and ultimately loved.

In her ruefully funny and wickedly perceptive debut novel, Alison Espach deftly dissects matters of the heart and captures the lives of children and adults as they come to terms with life, death, and love. At the center of this affluent suburban universe is Emily Vidal, a smart and snarky teenager, who gets involved in a suspect relationship with one of the adults after witnessing a suicide in her neighborhood. Among the cast of unforgettable characters is Emily's father, whose fiftieth birthday party has the adults descending upon the Vidal's patio; her mother, who has orchestrated the elaborate party even though she and her husband are getting a divorce; and an assortment of eccentric neighbors, high school teachers, and teenagers who teem with anxiety and sexuality and an unbridled desire to be noticed, and ultimately loved.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In her ruefully funny and wickedly perceptive debut novel, Alison Espach deftly dissects matters of the heart and captures the lives of children and adults as they come to terms with life, death, and love. At the center of this affluent suburban universe is Emily Vidal, a smart and snarky teenager, who gets involved in a suspect relationship with one of the adults after witnessing a suicide in her neighborhood. Among the cast of unforgettable characters is Emily's father, whose fiftieth birthday party has the adults descending upon the Vidal's patio; her mother, who has orchestrated the elaborate party even though she and her husband are getting a divorce; and an assortment of eccentric neighbors, high school teachers, and teenagers who teem with anxiety and sexuality and an unbridled desire to be noticed, and ultimately loved.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tavia Gilbert

Length:

10h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:22


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

16:31


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

40:22


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

20:52


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

12:04


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

18:47


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

08:49


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

12:56


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

19:19


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

10:26


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

13:11


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

05:38


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

14:46


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

12:26


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

09:29


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

21:45


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

12:35


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

07:13


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

21:16


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

08:30


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

49:00


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

16:00


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

09:11


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

20:14


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

34:18


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

13:34


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

09:15


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

14:33


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

07:02


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

23:28


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

25:49


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

08:05


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

21:40


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

05:46


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

03:02


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

10:19


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

12:19


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

15:39


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

10:42


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

14:42


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

00:24