- Joe Stretch (one of our writers)
- August 2013
About the publication
He wants to understand love.
Her three sisters have epic perms.
And they’re famous.
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.
'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