Playing with the Grown-ups

"A lush, rhapsodic coming of age novel."

Time Out

Kitty loves living at the isolated Hay House with her doting grandparents, but it cannot provide the adventure and excitement that her restless, bohemian mother Marina craves. When a guru sees Marina's future in New York, Kitty is torn from her home and bounced from place to place—first a colorless boarding school, then an American ashram, and finally back to an unfamiliar England. But soon, no god, man, or martini can staunch Marina's hunger for a happiness that proves all too elusive. And Kitty, turning fifteen, must choose: whether to play dangerous games with the grown-ups or put herself first.

“The voice of teenaged Kitty is spot on..Dahl is really very funny, genuine and touching.”
The Independent

“A lush, rhapsodic coming-of-age novel..somewhere between Absolutely Fabulous, I Capture the Castle and Hideous Kinky.”
Time Out

“Lyrical, knowing and stylish.”

“Deftly written. Peopled by great British eccentrics, it is oddly ageless.”
The Guardian

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