Good kids: a novel
The critically acclaimed author of American Nerd makes his fiction debut with this romantic tragicomedy about a teenage boy and girl who discover his dad is having an affair with her mom.
At fifteen, Josh Paquette and Khadijah Silverglate-Dunn catch Josh's father and Khadijah's mother kissing in a natural foods store. They make a pact never to cheat on anyone, ever. They have no problem keeping the vow-until they meet again at twenty-eight, both struggling with career and identity, and both engaged to other people.
Part interethnic romance, part intergenerational conflict, Good Kids is a hilarious, sad, handsomely plotted story of love and class in the era of the redefined household. Stylistically adventurous but always accessible, Nugent trains a keen ear on the vernaculars of generation Y and the baby boomers, as young and middle-aged alike try to decide what parenting, background, and loyalty mean in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century America.
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|Grouping Author||nugent benjamin|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-01-24 22:44:27PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-01-24 23:50:56PM|
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction
|display_description||"At fifteen, Josh Paquette and Khadijah Silvergate-Dunn catch Josh's father and Khadijah'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 twenty-eight, both struggling with career and identity, and both engaged to other people" -- dust jacket flap.|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
Adult children of divorced parents -- Fiction
Betrayal -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
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Good Kids A Novel
Good kids : a novel / Benjamin Nugent
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Adult children of divorced parents