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The Adults: Meet the only family more dysfunctional than yours this Christmas!

Caroline Hulse

5 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The most hilarious and heartwarming debut, from a totally fresh and original new voice.

Meet The Adults.

Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what's best for their daughter is to have a 'normal' family Christmas with them all together.

Claire brings her new boyfriend Patrick, a seemingly eligible Iron-Man-in-Waiting. Matt brings the new love of his life Alex, funny, smart, and extremely patient. Scarlett, their daughter, brings her imaginary friend Posey. He's a rabbit.

Together the five (or six?) of them grit their teeth over Organized Fun activities, drinking too much after bed time, oversharing classified secrets about their pasts and, before they know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends - where this story starts - with a call to the police...

But what happened? They said they'd all be ADULTS about this...

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Praise for The Adults: Meet the only family more dysfunctional than yours this Christmas!

  • I loved The Adults! Funny, dry and beautifully observed. Highly recommended for anyone whose Perfect Christmases never quite go according to plan!

  • I took this book on holiday and couldn't put it down! I found myself feeling tense as I became more and more invested in the unfolding drama of the weekend away. I've never read anything quite like it

  • The Adults gripped me from the start. With a razor-sharp eye, she dissects the nightmare of family politics ... Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, this book is a sure-fire winner

  • Funny, poignant, real - The Adults is a truly original book that made me laugh, cry and cringe in equal measure. I loved it!

  • Caroline Hulse might be a genius, this book is so brilliant. It's funny, clever and original - I loved every minute of reading it

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Caroline Hulse

Caroline spends most of her days writing, having fulfilled her dream of having a job she could do in pyjamas. She also works in Human Resources sometimes. She is openly competitive and loves playing board and card games. She can often be found in casino poker rooms, and wishes other people would want to play Cluedo for money. She lives with her husband in Manchester where the two are captive to the whims of a small, controlling dog.

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