Monday, April 15, 2013

Friends for Life

It's 1974, and a group of kids at an arts camp dub themselves "the interestings" and vow to stay friends forever. Meg Wolitzers's novel The Interestings follows the friends into their fifties. While at first they all have ambitions to go into the arts, only two of the friends actually do that. The rest grapple with the effects of time and life on their ambitions and friendships. We get to know these characters and root for them as money, work, marriage, and the big issues of the decades (moonies, aids, autism!) affect them. A big talky novel, I loved it! ML

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