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Francesca Segal

The Awkward Age

Thursday 11th May at 6:30pm  |  Daunt Books Hampstead  |  Tickets £5.00

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Prize-winning author Francesca Segal will be discussing her eagerly-awaiting second novel The Awkward Age
about the challenges of the new, blended family, the difficulties of starting over, and the question of what we should let our children get away with...

In a Victorian terraced house, in north-west London, two families have united in imperfect harmony. After five years of widowhood, Julia has fallen deeply, unexpectedly in love. James is everything she never knew she wanted – if only her beloved teenaged daughter, Gwen, didn’t hate him so much. At the very least, Gwen could be civil to James’s son, Nathan. Bringing together two households is never easy, but Gwen’s struggle for independence will test her mother’s loyalty, and her unexpected actions will threaten this fragile new happiness.

The Awkward Age is about starting over, about the attempt to build something beautiful amid the mess and complexity of what came before. It is a story about standing by the ones we love, even while they hurt us. We would do anything to make our children happy. But how much should we give?

'Francesa Segal is precise and funny, and The Awkward Age is brimming with keen observations of the highest order--the clever, the sore, and the sublime.' Emma Straub

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Thursday 11th May 2017
Event starts at 6:30pm .

This event takes place at Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, London NW3 2QB

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