She is arranging her belongings, which are spread across the bench onto the belongings of the other girls. I ask if she would like to visit me tomorrow.
- Did you know that I’ll turn fourteen on Tuesday? - Will you? No, I didn’t know that.
Young Girl, Adult Male is a candid yet secretive story about two people who meet and fall in love. It’s only the two of them when they are at his place. But separately they lead very different lives, and the love story they share means something different to each of them.
‘This novel is an astonishing work by and about a young woman, who manages to convey a deep insight into what love is, in spite of her young age.’
‘A criminally wide age gap underscores what is both terrible and exquisite about love...a remarkable debut’.