Everything changes for the four Mellow children the day they find a book called Pleasuring on the shelf. It is written by their liberal parents, features tasteful pastel illustrations of their lovemaking, and has become a runaway bestseller.
Thirty years later the book is set to be reissued but the lives of the Mellow family are no longer the same: their children grapple with complicated 21st century problems and the iconic couple's perfect marriage has not run as smoothly as everyone has assumed...
The best novel I have read in years... a cast-iron masterpiece
Meg Wolitzer is a fine, funny and wise writer
Her writing is sympathetic, measured, gently ironic...an entertaining and persuasive novel about a family and its inevitable diffusion