By Emma Jane Unsworth


‘AN AMAZING WRITER’ Margot Robbie*
‘DAZZLING’ Marian Keyes
‘WITTY’ Guardian
‘HEARTBREAKING’ Dolly Alderton
‘INCREDIBLE’ Candice Carty-Williams

Jenny McLaine:
• can’t afford her mortgage since her ex moved out
• is about to get dumped by her best friend
• spends all day online-stalking women with picture-perfect lives

And now her mother has appeared on her doorstep, unbidden, to save the day…

Is Jenny ready to grow up and rescue herself this time?

UK’s #6 bestselling hardback, The Sunday Times chart 9th February 2020

*Margot Robbie talking about Adults, as quoted in CHANEL’s short film segment, ‘In the library with Margot Robbie’

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 18 Feb 2021
Pages: 368
ISBN: 978-0-00-833463-5
Emma Jane Unsworth is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. Her novel, Animals, was adapted into a film, for which Unsworth wrote the screenplay. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2019. She also writes for television and various magazines.

”'Jaunty, witty, sexy and funny … [Unsworth’s] writing surprises, delights and moves. I will remember, for a long time, this novel’s lacerating wit and its melancholy sorrow” - GUARDIAN

”'Adults is hilarious … that this novel is so relatable is what makes it such a page-turner. Heartwarming and heartbreaking” - STYLIST

”'Unsworth dazzlingly skewers modern life … This deserves to be gleefully quoted” - SUNDAY TIMES

”'Virtuoso … Unsworth sparkles… like the very best of her kind, she creates a world complex enough that in the echoes of our laughter are also relatability, wistfulness, even hope” - OBSERVER

”'I LOVED it! Dazzling observations & snarky one-liners, with a heroine who is vulnerable, funny, intelligent & feels SO REAL I WISH I'd written it!” - MARIAN KEYES

”'Adults is a sharp, funny novel about floundering in a social-media world where everyone else seems to be flying … [Unsworth] nails the anguish of losing a future and figuring yourself out. Adults is witty, clever and a bit frightening. Unsworth had me rooting for Jenny to like herself” - THE TIMES

”'Confronting, heartbreaking and hilarious … I completely & utterly adored it” - DOLLY ALDERTON

”'Brilliant” - WOMAN’S HOUR BBC RADIO 4

”'As empathetic as it is energising … Superb” - DAILY MAIL

”'Funny, arch & tender …. A must-read” - JESSIE BURTON

”'Funny, sad and often very wise” - METRO

”'Hilarious & heartbreaking” - RED

”'Too funny, too clever, satisfyingly satirical & with just the right amount of Zodiac chat, ADULTS is incredible” - CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS

‘Adults is a sharp, dark and frequently very funny story of mothers and daughters’i NEWS -

”'Unique, hilarious … I loved it” - HOLLY BOURNE

”'As funny as it is scary . . .  a very clever, and frequently sad, story of addiction hiding in plain sight: Instagram” - JUNO DAWSON

”'Hilarious” - DAILY MAIL