The Nest

The Nest – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

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This is a fantastic debut novel with endorsements from Elizabeth Gilbert and Amy Poehler, no less. Four siblings, American upper middle class, entitled and fairly indulged, are finally about to be given access to their joint trust fund, when their eldest brother drives into a tree while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

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This is a fantastic debut novel with endorsements from Elizabeth Gilbert and Amy Poehler, no less. Four siblings, American upper middle class, entitled and fairly indulged, are finally about to be given access to their joint trust fund, when their eldest brother drives into a tree while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He was accompanied by a young woman who is now seriously injured. Unfortunately the cost of this escapade will have to be covered by the trust fund. Each of the siblings has reached a point where they are relying on this imminent flow of cash. This theme is not new, but Sweeney’s writing elevates it to a different dimension. While the dysfunctional family is quite compelling in itself, the nuances of sibling relationships and the moral dilemmas they face are what makes the story so enjoyable. Satirical, yet with enough character depth to avoid overgeneralising; amusing, intelligent and witty.

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