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The Uncoupling

The Uncoupling - Meg Wolitzer The authorMeg Wolitzer's novels include The Interestings; The Uncoupling; The Ten-Year Nap; The Position; and The Wife. She is also the author of a novel for young readers, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman. Wolitzer's short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. In September 2013, along with singer-songwriter Suzzy Roche, she will be a guest artist in the Princeton Atelier program at Princeton University. For more information visit The reviewThis book is weird. I cannot say much more. I started reading this book and 10 pages in I felt like killing someone already. I experienced this book as depressing and annoying. I was not even sure what was the important subject. There is the sex between adult partners, sex between teenagers, the interaction between parents and teenagers, interaction with friends of colleagues and a lot of other interactions between people but nothing really stood out despite the fact the author did her best to place 2 people in the middle of the story. There are so many subjects in the book, sex and the development during your teenage years into adulthood and long term relationships. Online gaming by teenagers. Schoolstuff and I am not even sure what more. I could not find what the message was in this book. Only that it took a 200+ pages to describe what sounded to me like a very detailed description of a week in a community. Obviously I will not give this book more than 1 star. If the synopsis still pulls you read the first chapter and see if you find something I did not find otherwise this small book will be a big challenge.