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.
|Grouped Work ID||60f16d41-94ac-78fb-6adb-01eb6516f231|
|Grouping Title||good kids|
|Grouping Author||nugent benjamin|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-23 22:50:43PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-01-23 23:50:04PM|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library, Thompson Lane|
|detailed_location_catalog||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.|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library, Thompson Lane|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000399977|Book|Books|1st Scribner hardcover ed.|English|Scribner,|2013.|211 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:92bec014-6bae-45ae-8833-332589024055|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2013||
|subject_facet||Adult children of divorced parents -- Fiction, Betrayal -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction|
|title_display||Good kids : a novel|
|title_full||Good Kids A Novel, Good kids : a novel / Benjamin Nugent|
|title_short||Good kids :|
|topic_facet||Adult children of divorced parents, Betrayal, Fiction, Literature, Man-woman relationships|