The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules's now-married best friends, become shockingly successful - true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in
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"There's something so appealing about books with a whole cast of main characters. It's as if the listener has the chance to identify with not just one character but with a community. In this engrossing audiobook, Meg Wolitzer and Jen Tullock join forces to create three-dimensional characters whose friendship spans the period between their teenage years at an artsy summer camp and their midlife years in and around New York City. Tullock's gift is her ability to capture conversations without overdramatizing the inflections or the voices. Her pacing is superb, and her tone lends a contemporary feel to this contemporary novel. Beautifully written and performed, this audiobook will appeal to lovers of literary fiction as well as those interested in hearing the stories of kindred spirits. L.B.F. Winner of AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"
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