The Vacationers: A Novel

The Vacationers: A Novel Author Emma Straub
ISBN-10 1594633886
ISBN-13 9781594633881
Year 2015-06-02
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Riverhead Books
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Delicious richly riveting The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy read it with sunglasses on the beach read made substantial by the exceptional wit insight intelligence and talents of its author People four stars An irresistible deftly observed novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Modern Loversabout the secrets joys and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American familys two week stay in Mallorca For the Posts a two week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration Franny and Jim are observing their thirty fifth wedding anniversary and their daughter Sylvia has graduated from high school The sunlit island its mountains and beaches its tapas and tennis courts also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan But all does not go according to plan over the course of the vacation secrets come to light old and new humiliations are experienced childhood rivalries resurface and ancient wounds are exacerbated This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again and the bonds that ultimately hold us together With wry humor and tremendous heart Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change emerging irrevocably altered yet whole

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