The Position

The Position

Summary

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...

Reviews

  • The best novel I have read in years... a cast-iron masterpiece
    David Baddiel, The Times

About the author

Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer is the author of several acclaimed novels, including The Uncoupling (‘tingles with playfulness and wicked observation’ Independent), The Wife (‘has you howling with recognition’ Allison Pearson), The Position (‘one of the best and most human books I’ve read all year’ Erica Wagner) and The Ten-Year Nap (‘as incisive and pitiless and clear-eyed a chronicler of female-male tandems as Philip Roth or John Updike' Chicago Tribune). Most recently, The Interestings was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City.
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