All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg
Jami Attenberg introduces us to her fifth novel and it will automatically build an enthusiasm at a first glance. There is this thirty nine-year-old lady who is single and seems to have no stress at all. She has no child and completely seeks to build her own protocols regarding the traditional life that many women tend to live.
Andrea Bern only pursues what she thinks is best for her and plays a deaf ear towards others’ questions towards her life. Looking at a straight part of life, she is someone’s daughter, someone’s friend and a sister. When we turn the tables around to evaluate Andrea’s other side, she is a drinker, poor loner, a former artist, partly lost and doesn’t give a damn… about others say. Let’s say, she is the master of her sinking life.
Can she pick a leaf from the interesting happenings around her? Ideally, she might wake up when it’s loo late. Indigo, who is her best friend is soon getting married, her brother and sister in law are managing their relationship with surprising news of a bouncing baby along the way, and her friend Matthew devotes himself to the paintings , which are….,but anyway, he can pick himself up.
There we go on a sad note when Andrea’s niece breaks the silence with a with a life threatening disease. This conjured Bern’s family into a dilemma and absolutely a catastrophe amidst the already existing storms.
What will come next? A touching and perplexing story with its own tales and mysteries of sadness