Good Kids

Good Kids

Hardback

By (author) Benjamin Nugent

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  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Format: Hardback | 211 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 216mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 29 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1439136599
  • ISBN 13: 9781439136591
  • Sales rank: 698,957

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At fifteen, Josh Paquette and Khadijah Silverglate-Dunn catch Josh's father and Khad ijah's mother kissing in a natural foods store. As both of their families fall apart, the teenagers sign a pact never to cheat on anyone, ever. They have no problem keeping the vow--until they meet again at twentyeight, both struggling with career and identit y, and both engaged to other people. Acclaimed author Benjamin Nugent's fiction debut is a hilarious, sad, handsomely plotted story of love and class. Stylistically adventurous but always accessible, Nugent trains a keen ear on the vernaculars of Generation Y and the baby boomers, as the young and middle-aged try to decide what parenting, background, and loyalty mean in an America struggling to redefine virtue.

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"This dazzling first novel is many things at once: an incisive examination of class and politics, a richly comic portrayal of humiliation and self-loathing, and a guided tour of love in its varied forms. Benjamin Nugent's writing is alive with intelligence, authenticity, and angst. Fans of Jonathan Franzen, you just may have found your new favorite writer." --Curtis Sittenfeld, author of "Prep" and "American Wife "