Author(s): Meg Wolitzer
Crackling with intelligence and humor, The Position is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution-and through the thirty-year hangover that followed.
In 1975 Paul and Roz Mellow wrote a bestselling Joy of Sex-type book that mortified their four school-aged children and ultimately changed the shape of the family forever. Thirty years later, as the now dispersed family members argue over whether to reissue the book, we follow the complicated lives of each of the grown children and their conflicts in love, work, marriage, parenting, and, of course, sex-all shadowed by the indelible specter of their highly sexualized parents.
Insightful, panoramic, and compulsively readable, The Position is an American original.
Funny, wise and full of the richness and sadness of family life - The Times By the acclaimed author of The Wife - as hilarious and uncomfortable as the eponymous position, a sharp, funny, unexpected and compellingly readable novel about the effects of the sexual revolution (and a Joy of Sex type book) on one family.
"The best novel I have read in years... a cast-iron masterpiece" -- David Baddiel The Times "Funny, moving and wise, The Position is a joy to read" Daily Mail "Meg Wolitzer is a fine, funny and wise writer" Independent on Sunday "Hilarious" Mail on Sunday "Her writing is sympathetic, measured, gently ironic...an entertaining and persuasive novel about a family and its inevitable diffusion" Daily Telegraph
Meg Wolitzer's previous novels include Sleepwalking, This is Your Life, Surrender Dorothy and The Wife. Film rights for Surrender Dorothy have been sold to Sony, with Diane Keaton to play the leading role. She is married, with two sons, and lives in New York.