'Ann-Marie MacDonald captures the dark hilarity of parenthood like nobody else.
I gulped down Adult Onset in a single day.' Emma Donoghue, author of Room A NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER IN CANADA Mary Rose McKinnon has two children with her partner Hilary and a fractured relationship with her mother Dolly; she also has issues with anger management and lives in fear of hurting the children and these feelings seem somehow rooted in a part of her childhood she has trouble remembering.
Is Dolly - the kind of big personality who makes all Mary Rose's friends, and even waiters in coffee shops, exclaim 'I love your Mum!' - really harbouring a dark secret about what caused Mary Rose's childhood injuries, and is Mary Rose doomed to follow the same path with her own children? ADULT ONSET is a heartbreaking, hilarious, hugely satisfying novel about family ties and the joy and agony of parenthood.
Ann-Marie MacDonald gets under the reader's skin and gives voice to the feelings we have all experienced but may never have examined.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 12/03/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781473610132