- Author Laura Southgate
- Narrator Natalie Beran
- Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
- Run Time 6 hours and 22 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Fiction: general and literary.
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What to expect
Winner of the Adam Foundation Prize
Erica is 17 and in her last year of high school. Donny is 42 and everywhere – in her yoga class, at German Club, in her parents’ spare room . . .
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This clear-eyed, dismaying and often hilarious examination of sexual desire, trauma and growth is a remarkable debut and a perfect novel for our time.
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This wonderful debut is undeniably relatable to all . . . A cautionary tale, but also a remarkable expression of sexual desire and the human capacity for healing and growth. An insightful novelWoman