GROWN-UP PEOPLE

Nick Sorrel has all the trappings of adulthood: a good job in London, a bright, sexy girlfriend and a cheerful cynicism about life. But everything starts to change after a chance encounter with the annoyingly charismatic Jude Moon, who turns out to have something in common with him: they both have French ancestors.

Jude proves hard to shake off, and gradually a friendship of sorts develops. As a result, Nick finds himself facing some tricky questions. Like, why are so many people drawn to a pseudo-Californian hippie like Jude? Why does it bother him so much when Jude starts dating his dowdy flatmate, Mary? And why do his eccentric aunts get so excited when they hear that Jude’s grandfather was a man called Augustin Meaulnes?

The mysterious manuscript that his aunts give him to read only throws up further questions. As his life begins to unravel, Nick travels to France, and back into his family’s history, in search of answers. What he learns persuades him that drastic measures are needed…

Grown-Up People is a comedy of manners about life in London among a group of twentysomethings trying to make sense of the world. It’s a sequel (of sorts) to one of the most popular French novels of all time, Le Grand Meaulnes. Above all, it’s a bittersweet story about love, revenge and what it really means to be grown up.

Grown-Up People is a comedy of manners about life in London among a group of twentysomethings trying to make sense of the world. It’s a sequel (of sorts) to one of the most popular French novels of all time, Le Grand Meaulnes. Above all, it’s a bittersweet story about love, revenge and what it really means to be grown up.

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