Author:
Joe Stretch (one of our writers)
Type:
Novel
Published:
August 2013
Publisher:
Vintage
ISBN-13:
978-0099570288

About the publication

Jim Thorne.

He wants to understand love.

His mum.

Her three sisters have epic perms.

And they’re famous.

His dad.

He is focused on a vital question:

Mario or Sonic?

It’s England, 1989–2009.

So expect a little history.

The dolphin's name is Dilly.

Reviews

'The Adult' is a tremendous novel. It takes its place with some of the very best of its genre – the right of passage. Very few people can do it well. Stretch has done it superbly well. I’m not surprised it won the Somerset Maugham Award. I’m sure it will go on to be widely read and cited. I do hope so.

Melvyn Bragg