Tuesday December 1, 2020

Diverting fable of friendship and life

Fiction; Modern Lovers, By Emma Straub, Michael Joseph, €17.25

28th August, 2016

Emma Straub’s charming novel transports the reader into the worlds of Elizabeth, Zoe and Andrew, who have been friends since college in Oberlin in Ohio, and are now approaching their 50s with a slight sense of dread.

Elizabeth and Andrew are married and live near Zoe and her gay partner Jane in Ditmas Park, a pleasant cluster of Victorian houses in Brooklyn. One day, they receive an unexpected request: a film producer wants...

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